Linked by Christian Schaller on Tue 19th Apr 2005 18:26 UTC
Legal We today face the risk of software patents being approved in the EU because not enough parliamentary members will be showing up to vote. Due to this it is important for those of us who oppose software patents to make sure EU parliament members see the damage software patents cause, so they realize it is important to be there to vote providing the needed absolute majority. But sending out a clear message is also important for the process of patent reform in the US and other places who have fallen into the trap of introducing them.
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by ? on Tue 19th Apr 2005 20:07 UTC

MS is trying to patent:

SNK's Neo Geo had this WAY before 2002, where when playing certain games (applications,) holding down a button would produce a different result than simply pressing it. I believe DIGITAL STOP WATCHES also have used this in the 1980's.

If this is not rejected outright, Casio should get a nice legal notice.