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From Justin Erenkrantz <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: Microsoft patents XML based script automation?
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2004 08:14:46 GMT
--On Friday, February 13, 2004 6:28 PM +1100 Conor MacNeill 
<conor@cortexebusiness.com.au> wrote:

> It is hard to see Ant being affected as its publication precedes the filing
> date for the patent, if that is relevant. Not sure about the other projects.

FWIW, in the US, it is first to invent not first to file.

So, if you want to challenge this patent, you need to produce prior work 
dating before their invention date.  -- justin

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