[JDEV] Slashdot article on IM Bots patent

James MacMillan jamesm at qnx.com
Thu Aug 15 07:26:16 CDT 2002

Slashdot just put up a story that should be of interest to everyone on 
this list.

Apparently, the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a huge patent 
to ActiveBuddy that
covers every step of IM bot technology.

It is completely ludicris, but it does exist.


(links from the text of the article)

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