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Subject:   Patent isses with Microsoft remain a problem.
Date:   2004-03-11 23:49:06
From:   nzheretic
Response to: Patent isses with Microsoft remain a problem.

There are cases where Microsoft has patented the use of the technology on the .NET platform.

One of the best examples is Patent No 20030028685: Application program interface for network software platform ties many uses of XML to the .NET platform.

It does not matter if has been done before in Java, Perl, Linux, Windows, Mac etc. What Microsoft has done is patented the use of those menthords on .NET.