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Re: [Gnash-dev] Adobe Patents RTMP

From: Dossy Shiobara
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] Adobe Patents RTMP
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:56:47 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.17+20080114 (2008-01-14)

On 2008.03.20, Bastiaan Jacques <address@hidden> wrote:
> In US patent law, the relevant date for prior art is the filing date, not
> the date the patent was awarded. So that's Jan 29, 2003. I doubt that
> what Adobe has patented is novel, so we might try to encourage the EFF
> to include this patent in their patent busting project. Assuming US
> Congress doesn't eleminate ex parte review, of course.

In many ways, AOL's Rainman/FDO system is definitely prior art for an
interactive multimedia client/server, and that dates back to what, 1995?
I bet they even hold several patents on that technology that probably
invalidates all the claims in the recently awarded patent to Adobe.

Does anyone know what's involved in challenging a patent like this?

-- Dossy

Dossy Shiobara              | address@hidden |
Panoptic Computer Network   |
  "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)

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