[FoRK] PersonalWeb patents "unique" hashes of content

Joseph S. Barrera III j3 at barrera.org
Tue Sep 18 20:24:55 PDT 2012


No, wait, MULTICS, UUID, so what, 1968?

- Joe

On 9/18/2012 7:56 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> Family preventing me from typing on computer but quick reference:
>
> http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~sschang/OS-Qual/fs/LOCUS.htm 
> <http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/%7Esschang/OS-Qual/fs/LOCUS.htm>
>
> 1983
>
> 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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