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Re: Inventor of the Internet Technology / Father of Modern Day Ne tworking

  • From: William Allen Simpson
  • Date: Wed Sep 27 15:55:58 2000

Wayne Bouchard wrote:

> Well, the question these days is who holds the patent on it? :-)

IBM.  Circa 1992, they patented every network that communicates with a
wireless network, specifically mentioning TCP/IP.  Oh, and they also
patented a system of names indirectly referencing the location 
information, that is, DNS....

A fellow named Charlie Perkins, who at a Boston session in 1994
explained that at the time, he'd never heard of the IETF.

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