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

Jon Lambert tychomud at ix.netcom.com
Sun Apr 29 05:08:19 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


Jessica Mulligan wrote:
> 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.

As far as I can tell it's quite specific and describes the protocol in
some detail.

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