Linked by fran on Mon 27th Dec 2010 21:32 UTC
Legal "Hopewell Culture & Design reckons it owns the act of double-clicking, and is suing Apple, Nokia, Samsung and just about everyone else for breaching its patent. It's not double-clicking per se that US patent 7,171,625 covers, just the act of clicking twice on an already-selected component to action a request for additional information or greater interactivity."
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by sorpigal on Tue 28th Dec 2010 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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And yet even though selecting first isn't *required* it is still permitted. In most desktop UIs I can click an icon, then double-click it.

The innovation here really seems to be "Double-clicking a selected element in a web browser." Because, you know, it's clearly not obvious that things which can be done could also be done in a web browser or on the internet[/i]. To one skilled in the art these concepts would be revolutionary!

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