Tools design (was Re: Metacard support)

Alex Rice alex at
Mon Dec 8 16:04:00 EST 2003

On Dec 8, 2003, at 1:55 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> And with the recent browser plug-in lawsuit most of it is now 
> inconvenient
> as well.  :)

Maybe not :-) After being petitioned the US Patent office has agreed to 
reexamine the Eolas patents. Yes!


"""A substantial outcry from a widespread segment of the affected 
industry has essentially raised a question of patentability with 
respect to the 906 patent claims," Stephen Kunin, the USPTO's deputy 
commissioner for patent examination policy, wrote in his order for 
re-examination. "This creates an extraordinary situation for which a 
director-ordered examination is an appropriate remedy."""

That was 1 mo. ago I don't know what has happened since.

Alex Rice <alex at> | Mindlube Software | 

what a waste of thumbs that are opposable
to make machines that are disposable  -Ani DiFranco

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