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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Comment by Stratoukos
by Stratoukos on Mon 27th Dec 2010 22:33 UTC
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I am just trying to imagine the workflow of the guy who approved this patent.

He double-clicked on the 'patents' folder on his desktop, he then double-clicked on '7171625.doc', he read the application and he then proceeded to shit his pants from the awesomeness of this previously unheard technological innovation.

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