Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 09:24 UTC
Legal The failing US patent system is getting ever more mainstream - The New York Times is running a long and details piece on the failings of the system, especially in relation to the technology industry most of us hold so dearly. Most of the stuff in there isn't new to us - but there's two things in the article I want to highlight.
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Unfortunately the IP wars today are much more ridiculous than the ones surrounding photocopying.(No one was laying claim to the frequencies of light used by the machine)
I specifically cracked up from the blatant lie coming from the Apple exec saying that it took them years to perfect scroll to unlock... Seriously? Scroll to unlock and years?

For what it's worth, there are issues in iPhones and the iPod Touch where the scroll to unlock would not work and it'd simply bounce back to the locked position. Which of course meant you couldn't actually turn the device off or unlock it...

So apparently they STILL haven't 'perfected' it. Yes, this happened earlier this year to my g/f. I myself would never purchase an Apple product and tried to talk her out of it...

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