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[FYI] /.: Method POST patented
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Is the POST Method Patented?
[ Patents ] Posted by Cliff on 16:23 29th May, 2000
from the yet-another-wacky-patent-story dept.
echodave asks: "So, I happened to architect a fairly large
for one of the big three a while back, and I've recently been
notified that they're in the midst of a patent infringement
regarding method="post". It seems that according to this
a certain Allan Konrad claims ownership of any model wherein
database is accessed via a client, whether it be web based,
client/server based, etc. What's up with that? Through
discussions, it's been identified that he's essentially
ownership of both "POST" and "GET" methods...which are not
only used in database related applications, but even
as simple as this form on Slashdot that I'm using to submit
story. Any hints, comments, advice or ideas will be
Is there anyone in the USPTO checking these things, or can
anything get in?
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