1999: An Entangling Patent

I spent nearly six months preparing an Analysis of P3P and US Patent 5,862,325Intellectual Monopoly Rights can

Two options were available to us: to argue that we did not infringe and to argue the patent was invalid. We opened by arguing it did not infringe which was adequate. I learned much about the US Patent system, little of praiseworthiness.

Serious evidence that even the "Second Wave" can be encumbered with intellectual monopoly rights.

The W3C soon afterward begins its widely commented upon process to develop a patent policy for its standards.