Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jul 2012 23:08 UTC
Google Apparently, this is a major victory of the patent system. This, this right here, this is what the patent system has come to. This is the destructive effect it's having on this once beautiful industry. Thanks to trolls like Apple and Microsoft, basic, elemental functionality is being removed from devices people already own.
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RE[2]: Missing the target ?
by Parker on Sun 8th Jul 2012 15:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Missing the target ?"
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I guess you're right. I may have missed the intended meaning and I like your explanation better : I don't what 'in depth knowledge' could be when it comes to software patents (European Parliament tried to put some meaning in it by stating that such software should lead to a physical action ; they were thinking of the ABS brakes). So if there is no such thing as 'in depth knowledge' we might as well consider anybody would end up granting a patent to an obvious idea... or never grant anything at all (which effectively means this job would be useless).

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