Michael and his company formerly sued Microsoft and won a $521 million lawsuit after successfully claiming that their Internet Explorer browser infringed one of his patents. Hey Michael! Guess what? No one likes patent trolls. On top of that, I am pretty sure that the DarpaNet founders as well as Tim Berners Lee may have something to say about this. In fact, I would be totally willing to testify about a pre-IP/TCP program I wrote back in around 1980 that enabled two computers to communicate using 600 baud modems, 7 stop bits and half duplex.
Mr Doyle's lawsuit is rumoured to claim he created a program to view embryos online. He furthermore claims this was actually the very first program which allowed users to interact with images inside a browser window. In my opinion, if you abstract "browser" to a "graphical rendering tool that parses and interprets bytes into one or more interactive graphic user elements", then I also did this (albeit prior to streaming video) in about 1984 using GWBasic. This also passed very rudimentary images over a network and changed the images at a rate of about 3 per second, creating the illusion of a crude video.
If Michael wins, I will certainly be calling up my old Computer Science professor Mr. Langston and a few former friend who can document this.
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