October 23, 2000
SUN MICROSYSTEMS AWARDED PATENT ON "DOT" IN "DOT COM"
San Helifino, CA /DenounceNewswire/ -- October 23, 2000 -- Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: SUNW) announced today that it the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for the "dot" punctuation mark used in domain names.
"Not only are we the dot in dot com," said Scott McNealy, Sun's CEO, "but now we own the dot in dot com."
Analysts widely expected the move from the US Patent and Trademark Office, which should bring approximately one trillion dollars in additional annual revenue to Sun over the next seventeen years.
"Greed knoweth no bounds," quipped Indu Strypundit, an industry pundit, when asked for a quip regarding this latest announcement from Sun. "Nor does the PTO's stupidity," he added.
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