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Michael Doyle patent on the "interactive web" serves to threaten world wide web

Michael Doyle patent on the "interactive web" serves to threaten world wide web and the world’s biggest Internet companies like Google and Yahho could end up owing the company billions. Doyle claims that he and two co-inventors came up with the interactive web at the University of California in 1993. They filed for the patent (viewable here) in 1994 and were awarded it in 1998.

An excerpt from the patent:

A system allowing a user of a browser program on a computer connected to an open distributed hypermedia system to access and execute an embedded program object. The program object is embedded into a hypermedia document much like data objects.

If Doyle were to win his case, the Internet may suffer a major setback and rewind a decade.

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