Wow, if the theories in this article are right then Microsoft just bought the a good swath of core Netscape intellectual property and will now own these patents (among others):
Patent No. 6854085, which covers technology to fill out forms on Web pages automatically.
Patent No. 5657390, for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Patent No. 5774670, which governs how Web servers and browsers can cooperate to preserve “state” information
Originally shared by Simon Wardley
A must read IMHO for those in the UK technology and open source scene and why we need to be fighting for the adoption of open standards by our Government.