The Register: BT Launches US Hyperlinks Action; Prodigy Responds

“BT — which owns the patent to hypertext links — has begun its
legal fight to claim back millions of dollars in licensing revenue
from US ISPs.”

“Intellectual property attorneys, Kenyon & Kenyon yesterday
filed a case on behalf of BT against Prodigy Communications Corp in
New York State.”

“The legal challenge asserts BT’s patented claim to hypertext
links or the ‘hidden page’ as it was described in the original


“Prodigy Communications Corp has reacted angrily to BT’s
hypertext links lawsuit branding it ‘blatant and shameless’.”

“One of the US’ biggest ISPs, Prodigy has broken its silence and
claims BT’s patent of hypertext links is ‘groundless’.”

“It intends to fight its case and expects other companies to
band together to take on BT.”


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