Microsoft Patents XML Word Processing Documents
PauloFernandesAug. 7, 2009, 12:12 p.m.Acho que o LexML e o SAPL terão que adotar outro padrão...
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Word Processing Documents via Slashdot by timothy on 8/6/09
theodp writes "Embrace. Extend. Patent. On Tuesday, Microsoft was
granted US Patent No. 7,571,169 for its 'invention' of the
Word-processing document stored in a single XML file that may be
manipulated by applications that understand XML. Presumably developers
are protected by Microsoft's 'covenant not to sue,' so the biggest
question raised by this patent is: How in the world was it granted in
light of the 40-year history of document markup languages? Next thing
you know, the USPTO will give Microsoft a patent for Providing
Emergency Data in XML format. Oops, too late."
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