RE: 3V's "numerous patents"

Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 03:36:21 -0400

> More importantly, please see
> I'm most concerned by the mention of "numerous patents pending".
> Does this bother any of you as much as it does me? Do you have
> any ideas on how to make sure they don't happen to patent something
> as general as third-party Web annotation?

Prior art. Lot's of it in the hypermedia arena, and webcosm and
also IBM did web-based annotations. I think I have a talk I gave
in Tokyo from around 1994 that mentions the idea too.