The lawyers at Macromedia must be getting desperate for them to claim that they own the patents behind some of the “web publishing” technologies in Adobe’s Photoshop and GoLive. Macromedia claims they patented said technologies in 1998. How absurd. I was using Photoshop to build web site graphics as far back as 1994. I also was using GoLive as far back as 1997 when it was a beta product from an innovative German company. Both of these uses pre-date Macromedia’s patent claim by several years. I find Macromedia’s abuse of the patent process almost as bad as Microsoft and IBM. One more reason to not use Macromedia software, I guess.
Dori Smith thinks that this is Macromedia’s response to Adobe’s lawsuit against them for infringing upon some patents that Adobe owns. If you watch carefully, you can see the lawyers piss all over each other during this silly pissing match.
Posted by Cameron Barrett at October 20, 2001 05:52 PM