Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 30th Oct 2003 19:05 UTC, submitted by JoŽl EHRET
Morphos On, Genesi announced today that four patents owned by Raquel Velasco will be included in Genesi intellectual property portfolio. Read more here.
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by zeb on Thu 30th Oct 2003 22:08 UTC

US5561708 Method and apparatus for interactive television through use of menu windows
US5504519 Method and apparatus for printing coupons and the like

How so vague and so basic functions could be patented ? Do I violate the first patent because I use a cable TV through kwin or with MythTV ? And for the second one... Very soon there will be patents on printing flowers or landscapes...
Doesn't the copyright law sufficient in software ? Patents are really killing creation and competitivity.