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Re: lynx-dev Patent on Hyperlinks

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Patent on Hyperlinks
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 09:53:48 -0400

000625 Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 24, 2000 at 02:38:01PM +0100, David Woolley wrote:
>> According to recent press articles, British Telecom have just discovered
>> that they have a US patent on hyperlinks and are intending
>> to try to get royalties from US ISPs.
> having read the patent description I see it having no technical merit

it has to be said every time:
CLAIMING a patent & ACTUALLY HAVING a patent are very different things;
you have to persuade a court to enforce it, subject to usual appeals,
& it's not worth going after anyone who can't pay your own legal costs.

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