April 18, 2006
SONY's New Patent Gets Canned By Spam Filters
zanek writes "When SONY applied for a patent for attaching scripts to messages that force email recipients to respond, it seemed like a capital idea. But by the time a patent number was churned out five years later, many email recipients were safely ensconced behind network filters designed to strip or mangle most attached scripts, which have become well-known carriers of malware. What's SONY's hot patent factory to do with a patent that's gone cold?"