Niall Kennedy Examines Microsoft’s RSS Patent Applications

Niall Kennedy does an excellent job of dissecting Microsoft’s RSS patent applications. Head on over there if you have any questions about those patents.

How does he know?

I worked for Microsoft’s Windows Live Platform division earlier this year creating an online content syndication platform incorporating many of the ideas outlined in this patent application.

And from his summary:

I believe parts of Microsoft’s patent application are new and interesting (and possible inventions), but the main areas of the patent, centralized subscription list and feed data normalization, existed long before Internet Explorer awoke from its slumber.

Why do I think those patents will be granted regardless of prior art?




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