October 24, 2001
Macromedia claims patent on Adobe Photoshop
Author: JT Smith
Dave writes: "From SFgate.com: "Software-maker Macromedia Inc. is claiming it owns the patent to Adobe Systems Inc.'s popular Photoshop program, according to a suit filed in federal court Friday. Macromedia, of San Francisco, alleges that the technology behind San Jose-based Adobe's Photoshop and GoLive programs was patented by Macromedia in 1998. The programs are used for creating and editing Web sites and other uses. Photoshop is a best-selling product for Adobe, a $1.3 billion company and the nation's leading desktop publishing software maker. The latest retail price for the newest version is $609. GoLive, a Web-authoring tool, sells for $284." Read the rest of the (short) article here. Redhatbox.org"