The Open Invention Network has announced that it has named Fred DuFresne as a "distinguished inventor" and acquired his patents related to WebMate Foundation, "a server-side scripting software that predates ASP from Microsoft, JSP from Sun/Oracle, and PHP from the open source community." One could imagine that patents reading on ASP and JSP might be useful in future disputes with the companies involved.
June 7, 2011
OIN Gets a Set of Web Scripting Patents
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