[OT] Re: Geoworks and their patent
david at megginson.com
Mon Jan 24 20:35:58 GMT 2000
"KenNorth" <KenNorth at email.msn.com> writes:
> > 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.
Perhaps unfairly, I wasn't counting Unisys as big any more.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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