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Re: [Phptest-users] online testing patented? implications for phptest?

From: John Lacey
Subject: Re: [Phptest-users] online testing patented? implications for phptest?
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 10:23:43 -0700

sounds like Unisys and their gif patent and the uk company that tried to
patent hyperlinks

what they need to do is hire a coupla microsoft attorneys (or SCO
attorneys) and try to go around and collect....

good luck to them... meanwhile, here's a question:

How many patent attorneys does it take to change a lightbulb?

Answer: They can't -- someone own's a patent to "screwing and

Of course, I've just violated their "patent" by asking an online


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brandon Tallent" <address@hidden>
To: "phptest-users" <address@hidden>
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 7:39 AM
Subject: [Phptest-users] online testing patented? implications for

I read an article on slashdot this morning about a
company that was granted a patent on giving tests over
the internet:

"For those who think that online testing is an obvious
idea, please be advised that the USPTO recently issued
U.S. Patent No. 6,513,042 for online testing to two
Ohio inventors. According to an article in NEOhio
CrainTech, "As of last week, Test Central Inc. in
Cleveland owns the U.S. patent to conduct testing via
the Internet and, in essence, owns the online testing


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