Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 17th Oct 2010 21:30 UTC
Legal And we have another interesting development in the ongoing and ever-expanding idiocy that is the War of the High-Fiving Lawyers Mobile Patent World War. Motorola, now a central player in this worldwide conflict that is hurting consumers' wallets and clogging legal systems all over the world, has come to HTC's rescue by seeking to invalidate the patents Apple sued HTC with earlier this year.
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by vivainio on Mon 18th Oct 2010 07:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Motorola..."
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You are I can sit and look at UI components and say "well that was just obvious though", but the point is that until it was done it WASN'T obvious because nobody had done it.

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Not having done something doesn't mean it's not obvious. It may just be that the enabling technology (like cheap touch screen) was not there previously.

Let's say I patent "pure virtual functions in object oriented languages" right after first implementation of OO language (with "normal" virtual functions) was published (by someone else - possibly someone I know, so I had the time to prepare the patent application). By your logic, this would be a non-obvious patent.

Edited 2010-10-18 07:58 UTC

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