Patent application raises new threat of information charge
His patent application, for the design of "distributed database system" for "optimum transfer of pupil data", is not strictly for education, he claims, and is made in his name alone and has nothing to do with Bromcom. It was filed on June 9, 2000, and published on April 24 last year.
However, the Department for Education and Skills has previously urged schools not to buy the existing Frontline licences (see web address below).
It is not yet clear whether the DfES will take action to challenge this patent, or Mr Guryel's new application.