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]: No.
by JAlexoid on Thu 5th Jul 2012 06:42 UTC in reply to "RE: No."
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Why is USPTO granting all these pathetic patents out of hand, because they are so incredibly incompetent or because they are told to do so?

According to they are paid to grant patents, not refuse them.
It's easier to grant a patent, than to refuse it. People are slaves of metrics and PTO examiners' metrics are how many valid patents they grant.(This effect is known and studied by economists)

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