Monday, September 15, 2003

Eolas analysis: Lotus Notes is prior art?

Ray Ozzie points out that Lotus Notes is demonstrable prior art for the concept of an extensible wide-area-network GUI program --- a concept on which Eolas claims to have a patent. As I've said before, my personal opinion is that this patent is obvious and overbroad, and therefore prima facie invalid. It shouldn't be necessary to demonstrate prior art. However, if prior art in Notes can kill the Eolas patent, then that's great.

(Via DeLong)

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