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Computerworld New Zealand: NZOSS Files Objection to Microsoft XML Patent

Jul 12, 2005, 15:15 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The New Zealand Open Source Society has filed its objection to a Microsoft XML patent filed in New Zealand amid international moves to reject it elsewhere.

"Microsoft has received a patent from the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) that covers 'Word processing document stored in a single XML file that may be manipulated by applications that understand XML.' However, the same patent has been rejected by the US patent office and a request has been filed with South African patent officials for the patent's rejection..."

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