EFF Challenges Internet Subdomain Patent

Law360, New York (August 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Patent reform group the Electronic Frontier Foundation challenged a patent on Internet subdomains on Tuesday, filing a request with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to reexamine what it called a “bogus patent.”

The EFF said that a self-proclaimed “intellectual property holding company” called Ideaflood had used the patent to demand payment from Web site hosting companies that offer virtual, personalized subdomains – such as “action.eff.org” for the parent domain “eff.org.”

Ideaflood has already threatened companies Freehomepage.com, T35 Hosting and online blog site Livejournal.com with patent...
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