Linked by moondevil on Fri 15th Jul 2011 13:11 UTC
Internet & Networking "Apple participates in the Web Application Working Group. In application of the exclusion rights they have according to the W3C Patent Policy, Apple Inc. excluded Patent Nr. 7,743,336 and Patent Application 20070101146 from its Royalty Free commitment given upon joining the Web Applications Working Group. According to Apple Inc., both read on the Widget Access Request Policy Specification. Apple Inc.'s exclusion triggered a Patent Advisory Group (PAG). The PAG is using this page to collect links and hints to technology that may help to circumvent the patent. This information may be useful to help the Web Applications Working Group to design around the excluded patent and allow for a Royalty Free Widget Access Request Policy Specification."
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by SReilly on Fri 15th Jul 2011 16:52 UTC
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Apple's application for these patents is unconscionable. Apple are software patent trolls, unable to come up with a real patented hardware technology and even though software patents aren't worth the paper they're written on in Europe, the cost of Apple strong-arming companies in the US will be past on to consumers world wide. Scum, unable to compete on merit. Capitalism my ass!

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