'Windowing' programs

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Wed Aug 14 13:16:00 2002

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:

> Sorry to reintroduce POLITICS to this list, but,...
> Do you think that the CURRENT administration is "friendly" or "hostile" to
> big business?
> I expect the CURRENT administration to drop all action against MICROS~1.

  George The First will keep George The Idiot from doing anything quite
that blatant. Think "toothless"....

> Is the current "prior art" discussion about the USE of task switching, or
> the NAME "Windows"? In other words, is this a PATENT, or a TRADEMARK
> issue?

  Trademark. But.
  Microsoft, AFAICT, would like for this case to cover both as a single
concept. Everyhing I've read about the case itself, and particularly
MS' statements, seems to consider both issues as mutually intrinsic.

Received on Wed Aug 14 2002 - 13:16:00 BST

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