Re: Prior art on OpenMarket patents

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Mon, 09 Mar 1998 10:55:01 -0800

> Does anyone know to whom I can forward this info for it to be useful in
> the fight against OpenMarket's patents? Patenting stuff this obvious is
> just pathetic.

Unfortunately, all predictions show that software patents
are going to make up the majority of court cased in the next
decade. They are becoming a tool to protect people's
and company's legal rights and not necessarily to protect
intellectual property. I've been dealing with the university
software patent lawyer here for the past couple of months,
it looks bleak.

You can address any information regarding the patent to:

Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
Washington, D.C. 20231