[unrev-II] AltaVista patents web indexing and searching

From: Jack Park (jackpark@verticalnet.com)
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 16:34:39 PST

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    "AltaVista, the internet search engine, is threatening to issue lawsuits to
    force companies using search techniques for which it owns the patent to pay
    it copyright.

    The company has claimed it owns a patent on "what the internet is" - a
    method of indexing websites used by most search engines and company
    intranets. "

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