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Wired: MS Wins Patent for Web StandardFeb 05, 1999, 13:19 (0 Talkback[s])
Thanks to Joey Maier for this link.
"Microsoft has been awarded a patent that could give the company control over important open standards used in the construction of Web sites."
"Web developers are concerned that the patent, awarded to Redmond last month by the US Patent and Trademark Office, could threaten the progress of related Web-site design standards."
"The patent office should reexamine the patent, because we believe they ignored a number of examples of prior art," said George Olsen, project leader for the Web Standards Project.
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