FC: British Telecom's patent on hyperlinks goes to court Feb. 2002

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Mon Nov 26 2001 - 08:05:24 PST

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    Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 12:57:57 -0800
    From: Paul <nc025at_private>
    To: Declan McCullagh <declanat_private>
    Subject: BT sues Prodigy
    Not sure how new this news is, but it's news to me...
        LONDON - A court date was set Monday in the lawsuit brought by
        British Telecommunications PLC (BT) against U.S.-based Prodigy
        Communications Corp. for patent infringement through the ISP's
        (Internet service provider) unauthorized use of the hyperlink.
        Last year, BT said it had discovered that it holds U.S. patent
        4,873,662 for the invention of hyperlink technology used on the
        Internet, and on Dec. 13, 2000, the London-based telecommunication
        company filed suit in federal court in White Plains, New York.
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