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Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Break out of someone else's frames

Another corporate biggie tries to cash in on a patent. This time SBC is claiming it is entitled to $50 million in licensing fees for the use of frames on web sites. Yeah, that makes me like SBC a whole bunch. Not. See: News.Com: SBC stakes claim on Web frames patent.

Posted by Marie at January 21, 2003 5:51 PM

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did you hear of a british company that tried to collect royalties for the use of the windows concept (point-and-click, etc.)? something like that. they claim to have patents for this from long ago. i'll see if i can find a link to the story, though it's been a while since i last read it.

Posted by: kaiser at January 22, 2003 9:35 PM

found it! http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2002/02/07/patent-suit.htm

google is all too wonderful to be free.

Posted by: kaiser at January 23, 2003 9:36 AM

Thanks for the link. I do have a vague recollection of hearng about that.

Posted by: Marie at January 23, 2003 11:00 AM