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Friday, February 24, 2006

Web 2.0 Takes A Hit

Everyday I see examples as to how the U.S. patent process is broken, and today is no different. It seems a company has gone and received a patent for "rich-media applications via the internet".

Uh, is there any intelligent life at the patent office?

This means most of the Web 2.0 is in trouble while even well known technologies could be affected, such as Flash, Flex, Java, AJAX, and XAML. Not to worry though, the company with this newly minted patent, Balthaser Online, is generously offering to provide licenses.


 

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