Jim's Message Board
[ Reply To This Message ]

Re: Cybergold's patent for online incentives
From Nicholas on 26 August '98
adding to Cybergold's patent for online incentives posted by Pat Escalante

Hard to say; there have been several loony patents awarded,
for ideas that are absurdly obvious and already in use
by the likes of Alta Vista and Netscape (eg., the amazing
idea of allowing a user to "search by name instead of URL,
so that a search for 'Chevy' would find General Motors...")

If these "innovators" sue Alta Vista, they will probably
walk out of court without their patents. On the other hand
they may be planning a mass shakedown of smaller companies.
I expect to file any threatening letters in the "nut mail"
folder, same as I did before the Internet.

Replies from other people:

Reply to this message:

Who Are You?
Your name:
Home page title:
Home page URL:

If you'd like to get replies to your message by email, enter your address:

Your Reply: