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Re: AJAX Patent Granted

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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http://www.aviransplace.com/index.php/archives/2006/02/22/us-grants-patent-for-ajax /
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There are a few submitted comments in that article that hint that the
article may have misinterpreted the actual patent. Also, that site has
posted incorrect articles before, so until I see a more authoritative
article, I'm not going to worry about it. ;)

Justin Koivisto, ZCE - justin@koivi.com

Re: AJAX Patent Granted

On Thu, 23 Feb 2006 09:29:12 -0600, Justin Koivisto wrote:

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A search on the company's name in Google News brings up a mere 3 articles.
So I wonder as well.

Yet, in one of the articles that came up is the following:
"Neil Balthaser, a former VP of strategy for Macromedia, the developer of
the Flash rich-media development environment and player, now owned by
Adobe, says he will most likely sell the patent rather than enforce it
himself. He says he's discussing the sale of the patent to "top-tier
players. I don't want to name them but they're fairly obvious, the guys who
are investing a lot of money in this rich Internet applications field. They
got a lot invested, or they're going to be investing a lot. Anyone of those
companies would definitely benefit by controlling a patent like this, both
defensively and potentially offensively, and the ability to sublicense it,
and make some return on their investment." "

Re: AJAX Patent Granted

Who Turned Off The Lights? wrote:
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And that takes it from being funny to being scary - basically, then,
he's planning on selling it to a company that would have the legal
firepower to steamroller the little guys using the technology if they
don't pay up.

Re: AJAX Patent Granted

Justin Koivisto wrote:
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Then follow the source link at the bottom of the article and read the
source article on Information Week:


Re: AJAX Patent Granted

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It is both laughable and worrisome.  Can you imagine working in the
patent office these days?  How are they ever going to hire anyone who
is capable of sufficient bullshit-filtering to keep from granting a
patent on something like methods for filling the lungs with a suitable
mixture of natural gasses?  Some future history book will look back on
the 21st century as the time when mankind became so full of itself
that when it finally looked in the mirror it collapsed under the
weight of the laughter.


Re: AJAX Patent Granted

__/ [ hug ] on Thursday 23 February 2006 12:21 \__

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Well, at least here in Europe, legislators have retained their sanity

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/06/eu_bins_swpat /

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