__/ [ Who Turned Off The Lights? ] on Thursday 23 February 2006 08:25 \__
> On Thu, 23 Feb 2006 08:16:03 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> If not laughable, this is worrisome:
> Oh great one! Impart upon us some wisdom and tell us what it all means?
See the following:
The patent?issued on Valentine?s Day?covers all rich-media technology
implementations, including Flash, Flex, Java, Ajax, and XAML, when the
rich-media application is accessed on any device over the Internet,
according to the patent holders.
A patent has been granted to a relatively unknown California Web-design firm
for an invention its creator says covers the design and creation of most
rich-media applications used over the Internet. The patent holder, Balthaser
Online Inc., says it could license nearly any rich-media Internet
application across a broad range of devices and networks.