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   RE: [xml-dev] patent application (MSFT)--some prior art?

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I just did a search on RPC and got this--close parallels obviously.
maybe adaptec will be filing a suit sometime soon? I think I am going to
go and register my patent for one click web shopping now--

US5926636: Remote procedural call component management method for a
heterogeneous computer network.

Assignee: Adaptec, Inc., Milpitas, CA 
other patents from ADAPTEC, INC. (approx. 253) 
Published / Filed: July 20, 1999 / Feb. 21, 1996 

In response to a component management function call by a remote client
application, the component management application programming interface
(API) generates a message that identifies the called function and the
version of the component management API. The component management API
calls a local message transfer RPC command to send the message to a RPC
command module. The RPC command module processes the local message
transfer RPC command, and packages the message for transfer as a RPC
over the heterogenous network. The RPC command module sends the packaged
RPC to a network stack which in turn transmits the packaged RPC over the
heterogenous network to a network stack in the server computer. The
server network stack provides the packaged RPC to a server RPC command
module that unpacks the RPC in a conventional manner to obtain the
original message. The message is passed to a server component management
API. The server component management API parses the message to determine
the computer architecture of the client computer. With this information,
server component management API reads the version specified in the
message. If the specified version is incompatible with the version of
the server component management API, a reply indicating the version
incompatibility is transmitted to remote client application and
otherwise the message is processed further by the server component
management API.

James Governor
(+44) 207 254 7371

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Greif [mailto:jgreif@alumni.princeton.edu] 
Sent: 11 February 2003 17:43
To: lauren@textuality.com; XML Dev
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] patent application (MSFT)

It came up in connection with another seemingly broad patent several
ago, IIRC, that the authors of the patent application are obligated to
revise their application to reference claims of prior art that are
to them before the patent is awarded and jeopardize the validity of any
awarded patent if they fail to do so.  IIRC, this applies only before
patent is granted.  Presumably the sites mentioned by Lauren Wood are
of this.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lauren Wood" <lauren@textuality.com>
To: "XML Dev" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 9:12 AM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] patent application (MSFT)

> There's a site, IP.com, which claims to publish prior art for the
> benefit of patent offices worldwide, and to "have relations with
> various patent offices in order to allow them easier access to our
> data". They claim the USPTO is a subscriber, as well as various other
> organisations. Mind you, it only helps for those things that were
> published with them early enough.
> I had heard of some other web site collecting prior art but can't
> find the URL.
> Lauren
> On 11 Feb 2003 at 9:23, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> > Understood.  I'm not sure how one goes about
> > influencing a patent application.

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