[OT] Re: Geoworks and their patent

KenNorth KenNorth at email.msn.com
Mon Jan 24 17:32:28 GMT 2000

> In general, though, are there any recent examples of the big tech
> companies (i.e. Microsoft, IBM, Sun, etc.) trying to enforce a
> software patent?  I've always thought of software patents as a
> little-person thing, like spurious law suits or domain-name squatting
> -- in other words, something the the major U.S. corporations would
> like to see disappear.

Unisys has been enforcing their patent on LZW encoding (compression). which
has caused some Web sites to drop GIF images.

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