Please be apprised of the following Legal Notices: A) The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled that the Netscape Navigator code does not infringe Wang's U.S. Patent No. 4,751,669 ("the '669 Patent") because: 1) HTML is not Videotex as defined by the '669 patent; 2) web servers are not central suppliers; and 3) Navigator does not "connect," as defined by the '669 Patent, to web servers on the Internet. Wang may appeal this decision to the Federal Circuit. Wang contended that its Patent disclosing a "Videotex" system, is infringed by the following functionality in the Netscape Navigator code: 1) the animated logo and status line indicators --See Claims 1,8 and 9; 2) the "File Save As" function --See Claims 23-27; 3) Bookmarks and Rename Bookmarks in the Properties window --See Claims 20-22; 4) storing HTML, GIF, and JPEG files and adding filename extensions --See Claim 38 B) Intermind owns pending U.S. patent applications on communications systems which employ metadata ("channel objects") to define a control structure for information transfer. The Netscape code does not infringe as released; however, modifications which utilize channel objects as described by Intermind should be considered carefully. The following is a statement from Intermind: "Intermind's claims fundamentally involve the use of a control structure to automate communications. ...The essence of Intermind's top claim is that two devices sender and receiver have persistent storage, communicate over a network, and exchange a control structure including metadata which describes: 1) what information is to be updated, 2) when to update this information, and 3) how to transfer the updated information. In addition, at least the receiving device must be able to process the metadata in order to perform the update determination and transfer. Any digital communications system which incorporates all of these elements will be covered by Intermind's patents." See Intermind.com. C) Stac, Inc., and its licensing agent Hi/fn, own several patents which disclose data compression methods implementing an LZS compression algorithm, including U.S. Patent Nos. 4,701,745 and 5,016, 009 ("the Stac Patents"). The Netscape Communicator code does not perform compression. If you modify the Netscape source code to perform compression, please take notice of the Stac Patents. D) Netscape Communications Corporation ("Netscape") does not guarantee that any source code or executable code available from the mozilla.org domain is Year 2000 compliant.