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+ - Man claims he invented the internet, sues Google, Yahoo, and others-> 1

Submitted by sohmc
sohmc (595388) writes "Michael Doyle claims that he invented the first internet. It was designed to allow doctors to view embryos on a browser window. If the name sounds familiar, it's because back in 1999, his company Eolas successfully sued Microsoft for violating the same patent. Microsoft appealed, but eventually settled. Tim Berners-Lee — father of the early web — is scheduled to testify. As someone who denounces software patents in general, I wonder why Google, et al, would even ask him to testify. Many of these companies (think Amazon's 1-click patent) have used patent laws to their advantage. It will be interesting to see what shakes out."
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Man claims he invented the internet, sues Google, Yahoo, and others

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  • I was gonna cry foul as the first www browser was uploaded well before 1993.
    - I passed on it, figured it was just another fancy terminal program, who knew...

    This person's claim is over "Applets and plug-ins allow Web surfers to view
    multimedia or real-time content within a Web browser rather than a separate
    software application."

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.

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