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« on: Tue 3 June, 2008 - 02:21 pm »

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/you-breached-our-patent-by-using-images-as-links-says-vuestar/

how ridiculous is that ... Every webpage since the Internet began uses images as links, makes you wonder what kind of idiots they have working in patent offices
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« Reply #1 on: Tue 3 June, 2008 - 02:40 pm »

and the companies site:

http://www.vuestar.biz/faq.php#w-invoicing

 
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« Reply #2 on: Tue 3 June, 2008 - 07:15 pm »

checks calander...

nope not april 1st.


WTF???   how can you patent something that has been in general use for years??
when did they get the patent?

can't be f**ked reading the faq 

it must be for some special way to do it, can't be a patent on the html code??


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« Reply #3 on: Tue 3 June, 2008 - 07:25 pm »

How stupid! 

Perhaps we should put a patent out on fire and see how much we can get from all the people around the world using fire without our permission.. 
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« Reply #4 on: Tue 3 June, 2008 - 07:30 pm »

patent was issued 2001, I checked the NZ patent website, and sure enough, it's there

from the nz patent site:

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Patent 525601

This method for locating web-pages includes a user submitting a search request to a server-side application via a terminal; the server-side application searching a database in accordance with the submitted search request; and identified database entries being transmitted to the terminal as a search results list, each entry containing a hyperlink to a web-page; whereby, each entry of the search results list contains visual content, the visual content related to the web-page for which the entry contains a hyperlink, the user able to view the visual content without being required to activate the hyperlink to obtain the visual content. 

 A method of assisting a user to be placed in contact with an organization, includes the user submitting a search request from a terminal, via a computer network, to a database server, the database server containing a database and a server-side application used as database searching software; the database searching software searching the database in accordance with the search request; identified database entries being transmitted to the terminal as a search results list, each entry of the search results list containing contact information for the organization; at least one entry of the search results list additionally containing visual content and/or audio content which relates to the organization.

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