General J2EE: Will Microsoft patent affect XDoclet?
Microsoft has received a patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,748,582) for generating task lists from "todo" comments in source code.
- Posted by: Ganesh Prasad
- Posted on: June 09 2004 21:07 EDT
Now this is exactly what DocumentDoclet does (one of the XDoclet tasks). So is DocumentDoclet violating Microsoft's patent, or is it an example of prior art that invalidates that patent?