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Party claims patent of invention get ahead in online ample media

by Silas Hallstrom (2020-06-11)

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> plan fellowship Balthaser announced Tuesday that the U.S. Apparent and Earmark Function has given it a letters patent for the contrive and founding of rich-media services over the Net. According to data on the Unmistakable Office's Network site, sbobet this patent of invention covers "methods, systems and processes for the design and creation of rich-media applications via the Internet."

According to a sum-up of the patent, "the present invention relates to the method of providing users with the ability to create rich-media applications via the Internet."

Balthaser seemingly intends to licence the unmistakable to companies that fork out rich-media services o'er the Entanglement using technologies such as Adobe brick Systems' Flash, AJAX and Java.

"This new addition to our patent portfolio is a pioneering patent and provides significant licensing opportunities for both Balthaser and our licensees," Neil Balthaser, sbobet honcho executive ship's officer of the company, said in a instruction.

"The patent covers all rich-media technology implementations including Flash, Flex, Java, AJAX and XAML and all device footprints which access rich-media Internet applications including desktops, mobile devices, set-top boxes and video game consoles," Balthaser added. "Balthaser will be able to provide licenses for almost any rich-media Internet application across a broad range of devices and networks."

Adobe, ane of the market leaders in the rich-media space, is expected to reply to Balthaser's apparent honour on Thursday.

It's conceivable that Balthaser whitethorn shin to implement its patent, because of anterior sbobet art--the work where a plain is handicap if it can be proven that the invention in question already existed ahead the evident was filed.

Balthaser filed its evident applications programme on Feb. 9, slot online 2001. Simply rear in 1999, a caller named Javu Technologies launched a intersection called VideoFarm that allowed PC users to make and pull off multimedia system subject over the Net.

Bola Rotibi, a senior psychoanalyst at Ovum, suggested that the grant of the patent of invention to Balthaser should direction aid on the progeny of software patents.

"Balthaser's patent awards, and its consequences for leading players, demonstrates both the good and bad of software patents," Rotibi aforementioned.

"Players such as Microsoft, Adobe, Google, Yahoo, to name but a few, are making significant investments in rich Internet and interactive technology," Rotibi added. "Many are placing bets that this technology, in conjunction with handheld device proliferation and embedded technology, is the gateway to a market that sees a convergence between consumer, workplace and appliance interactions. This is a defining market--not unlike the effect the PC had for Microsoft--and the bedrock of future software applications."

Graeme Wearden and Rupert Goodwins of ZDNet UK reported from Greater London.


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