Re: Lawyers want to gut our tools

Subject: Re: Lawyers want to gut our tools
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 08:07:47 -0400

Rick Bradshaw wrote:
> Perhaps I should have resisted sending this a little longer but I
> thought someone would pipe up with the obvious question. Adobe
> Photoshop has been around for quite a number of years. Certainly long
> before 1998 which is when the article in the URL says Macromedia
> patented it. Either the article contains a typo or there is something
> else that is _not_ being said here. I rather doubt that Adobe would
> have _not_ patiented their products. GoLive was purchased by Adobe
> about 2-3 years ago. I don't think they would have purchased it if
> the paperwork wasn't in order. I think they are a _little_ more on
> top of things than that. What is missing here; and I don't think it
> is a patient as the article reads?

That article represents an individual's interpretation of a lawsuit. As
many of us here know, just because something is written and published
does not make it accurate. I have no knowledge of the facts but would
like to suggest that perhaps Adobe did not patent certain aspects of
it's software, because someone else already had a patent on it. Just a
As to not purchasing GoLive if the paperwork ws not in order, things
like that happen all the time. A discussion of why would be well beyond
the scope of this list. We may have strayed too far already.

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