[linux-elitists] Apple patents themes, ignores prior art AND WEBSITE
Sun Feb 25 16:15:46 PST 2001
On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> Unfortunately for them, their filing was 13 days too late for some
> rather substantial prior art. The Internet domain, themes.org,
> dedicated to distributing, you guessed it, desktop themes, was created
> April 25, 1998. Apple's patent filing was May 8, same year.
Earlier prior art is Kaleidoscope, which runs on MacOS.
>From the whois record for Kaleidoscope.net:
Record created on 08-May-1997.
It was hosted elsewhere for a year or two prior.
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