US Patent 6,789,114

Today, I learned that I am holding together with four other nice guys a US patent called Methods and Apparatus for Managing Middleware Service in a Distributed System (US Patent 6,789,114, issued September 7th 2004). I was involved in this patent application during my stay at Bell Labs in 1997 and it was just today that I learned that this patent was finally posted in 2004. I should probably go and check my bank accounts now… And yes, please make heavy use of this patent!