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Sun, 24 Dec 2006 14:23:26 GMT
Microsoft Responds to RSS Patents Debate
First, these patents describe specific ways to improve the RSS end-user and developer experience (which we believe are valuable and innovative contributions) -- they do not constitute a claim that Microsoft invented RSS.
blogs.msdn.com/...

Microsoft's response in the RSS patents debate. I have to say, the reaction was exactly as I thought. Most are claiming that Microsoft is trying to patent RSS itself. Ridiculous. On the other hand, there appears to be items in the patent that have prior art in the blogosphere.

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