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IT-Analysis: Patents and the Threat To Open Source

Jul 04, 2004, 01:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)

"Have you heard of the media company Acacia? Probably not but actually quite a few web site owners have. Many of them have received FINAL NOTICES from Acacia Media Technologies Corporation ( The leading light of Acacia (Newport Beach, California) is Robert A. Berman, who claims that his company owns a handful of U.S. Patents (Patents Nos. 5,132,992; 5,235,275; 5,550,863; 6,002,720; 6,144,702) and 17 International Patents covering the transmission and receipt of audio/video content via the Internet..."

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