British Telecomm Attempts To Secure Licenses For Their Hyperlink Patented Technology

British Telecom sued Prodigy in federal court for patent infringement based on its patent for hyperlinking. British Telecom hopes to be able to secure royalties for webservers to be able to use their technology.

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What is hyperlinking?
Who are the parties involved in this lawsuit?
What is a Markman hearing and what occurred at the Markman hearing in this case?
What does the patent involve?
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