[Marketing-Public]Microsoft to own patent for "tab browsing"

Brendan Eich brendan at meer.net
Thu, 09 Sep 2004 10:14:10 -0700


Robin Monks wrote:

>Can this be verified?
>  
>

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,785,865.WKU.&OS=PN/6,785,865&RS=PN/6,785,865

>  What will this mean for Mozilla?
>

Who knows?  The patent is almost certainly invalid due to prior art 
(Lynx, at least).

/be