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Microsoft settled a patent lawsuit with Vertical Computer Systems Inc (VCS) late last week. Fort Worth, Texas-based VCS kicked off the legal spat in April 2007, alleging that Microsoft’s .NET Framework violated patent number 6,826,744, for a "system and method for generating websites in an arbitrary object framework". Microsoft …

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Paris Hilton

what a load of...

can't believe they got that patent.. software patent applications are bloody ridiclous!

Paris, because you know she will never file for a software patent

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Anonymous Coward

So they patented Java 4 years after it's release?

Gotta wonder what the US patent office is smoking there.

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Anonymous Coward

Wow.

Couldn't you sue the ENTIRE INTERNET with that patent?

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Gates Halo

Who are VCS?

And who has used their "system and method for generating websites in an arbitrary object framework"? I wonder if their business model is purely to sue wealthy software companies?

Parasites of the biggest parasite monopoly....

Stu, get on Skype. Scamps is talking about you again

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Humanity's inventiveness never ceases to amaze

I'm sure they'll take care not to sue anyone who implemented their "invention" before they filed for it.

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