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From Wong Kok Wai <won...@pacific.net.sg>
Subject [Fwd: [wmlprogramming] Re: Geoworks WAP Patent]
Date Fri, 21 Jan 2000 14:50:13 GMT
Just wondering: does this patent affects the WML formatter?

Gus wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Jan 2000 iand@wapaw.com wrote:
>
> > This ought to be of interest to anyone developing any WAP related
> > business or service:
> >
> > Geoworks Announces Intellectual Property Rights
> > Position on WAP and Initiates Licensing Program
> > (http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/000119/ca_geowork_1.html)
>
> Bah! Bloody US patent office.
>
> "In certain cases, an end user will load the WML applications onto his
> mobile device. This would constitute direct infringement of the Geoworks
> patent."
>
> So, it would appear that using WML as an end-user, as well as every other
> part of the WAP-site creation process is covered by this patent, if the
> "do" element is used.
>
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