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    Re:DNS resolvers have been doing this for years+
    by dmehus on Wednesday May 14 2003, @09:52AM (#11631)
    User #3626 Info | http://doug.mehus.info/
    I highly doubt VeriSign will enforce its new patent through the Courts, as it would probably be overturned, just as AOL's patent on instant messaging would be overturned. However, VeriSign may use it as an "obey us, do as we say, or else ..." type thing (perhaps to get more registrars on side with the WLS or what not). It could be a powerful blackmail mechanism. (I am not a lawyer, nor am I even a law student. However, from following the news on this type of thing for many years, there seems to be enough precident to substantiate Professor Froomkin's hypothesis or mine.) Best, Doug
    Doug Mehus http://doug.mehus.info/ [mehus.info]
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    Re:DNS resolvers have been doing this for years+
    by Anonymous on Thursday May 15 2003, @05:07AM (#11639)
    jberryhill wrote:
    In this instance, you are going to have to produce a piece of prior art, such as a printed publication or evidence of use or sale from one year prior to the application date, which shows the invention substantially as claimed.
    Now we have prior art showing the invention substantially as claimed, right?

    jberryhill also wrote:
    Then, you are going to have to show that any differences between the prior art and the claimed method are modifications that would be made by one of ordinary skill in the pertinent art
    Displaying the resulting list as an HTML form and adding an option to buy in a webshop should be simple enough...
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    Re:DNS resolvers have been doing this for years+
    by Anonymous on Thursday May 15 2003, @07:05PM (#11655)
    True, but I think that showing that taking raw data and making it look presentable counts as "obvious." Otherwise all we have to do is wait for the patent on the GUI to come in (Oh, I made all that text look graphical. I took the output from a program and made it more intuitively usable! I deserve lots of money)
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