[MUD-Dev] [BIZ][TECH] worlds.com gets patent

Jessica Mulligan jessica at mm3d.com
Thu Apr 26 07:51:36 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

At 12:05 AM 04/26/01 -0700, Bruce wrote:
>   http://www.delphion.com/details?&pn=US06219045__&s_clms=1

> It looks fairly general at a first glance, but I haven't read it in
> much detail yet.

It'll never stand, if challenged.  The application date on the patent
is November 12, 1996; there is plenty of prior art to scotch this.
For example, INN was showing their 3D virtual chat system (CyberPark?) 
at E3 and other conferences back in mid-1995.

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who 
will get the blame. - Laurance Peter

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