[FoRK] PersonalWeb patents "unique" hashes of content

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Tue Sep 18 17:56:53 PDT 2012


Don't even talk to me about the patent office today.

Greg

On 9/18/2012 5:46 PM, Ken Meltsner wrote:
> Sheesh:
>
> http://texaslawyer.typepad.com/texas_lawyer_blog/2012/09/patent-suits-filed-sept-17-2012-in-the-us-district-court-for-the-eastern-district-of-texas.html
>
> Essentially, the same filing against lots of big companies, including
> Microsoft, Yahoo, and Facebook.  And Apple.
>
> Cause of Action: Filed for the alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No.
> 5,978,791, entitled “Data Processing System Using Substantially Unique
> Identifiers to Identify Data Items, Whereby Data Items Have the Same
> Identifiers;” U.S. Patent No. 6,415,280, entitled “Identifying and
> Requesting Data in Network Using Identifiers Which Are Based On
> Contents of Data;” and U.S. Patent No. 7,802,310, entitled
> “Controlling Access to Data in a Data Processing System.”
>
> I'm pretty sure at least one member of this list used similar
> techniques a decade ago for content management.
>
> Ken Meltsner
>
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