> > US Patent #4,197,590 held by NuGraphics, Inc.
On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 09:20:34PM -0500, David Relson wrote:
> The patent was for using the technique of using XOR for dragging/moving
> parts of a graphics image without erasing other parts. Also, since the
> patent was granted in 1980, the inventors have had their 17 years of patent
> protection, and we're all free to use the technique - legally!
In 1984 I received a demand letter for $10,000 from the above
referenced company as a unlimited license for use of a that
patent and another patent.
At the time I ran a company that made graphics cards for IBM PCs.
-- Brian Litzinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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