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Slow news day -- XML is a patent

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    Small company makes big claims on XML patents

    Charlotte, N.C-based Scientigo owns two patents (No. 5,842,213 and No. 6,393,426) covering the transfer of "data in neutral forms." These patents, one of which was applied for in 1997, are infringed upon by the data-formatting standard XML, Scientigo executives assert.


    "We're not interested in having us against the world. We're just looking for ways to leverage an asset; we have pretty concrete proof that makes us feel comfortable saying it is an asset," Bryant said.

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    And their website is less than a year old.

       Domain Name: SCIENTIGO.COM
       Registrar: GO DADDY SOFTWARE, INC.
       Whois Server:
       Referral URL:
       Name Server: NS1.CONVEYSYSTEMS.COM
       Name Server: NS2.CONVEYSYSTEMS.COM
       Status: REGISTRAR-LOCK
       Updated Date: 21-mar-2005
       Creation Date: 24-dec-2004
       Expiration Date: 24-dec-2005

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