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The Register: BT Launches US Hyperlinks Action; Prodigy Responds

Dec 15, 2000, 20:26 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Richardson)

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"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 patent."

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"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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