[ba-unrev-talk] Fwd: [xml-dev] More Patent Follies?
Go to http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/srchnum.htm and type in the number. (01)
>From: Mike Champion <email@example.com>
>Am I missing something, or is just about everyone on the web who
>uses a database in "violation" of this patent ... or to put it
>differently, prior art from the Dawn of Time should have invalidated
>"software maker Network Associates, Inc. (NYSE:NET) Friday received
>a patent for storing metadata (define) on a server.
>The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted the
>company patent number 6,393,424 for its technology, titled "Method
>and apparatus for using a static metadata object to reduce database
>accesses," which allows for fewer accesses by a server to a database
>as the server satisfies requests from computers...
>"When a person using a PC makes a request for data, the server often
>accesses the associated database multiple times. Multiple accesses
>could include an access to retrieve metadata, which in this
>particular example describes the location of the data to be
>accessed, and an access to actually retrieve the data using the
>The actual patent is at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?
>&d=ft00&S1=6,393,424&OS=6,393,424&RS=6,393,424 if anyone who can
>grok this gibberish wants to look. (02)