Bear and Monkey Smack Apple with Patent Suit

“Apple has been slapped with another patent infringement lawsuit – but the suit says more about the festering sore that is the US patent system than it does about the individual patents involved. The lawsuit was filed by Austin, Texas inventor Eric Gould Bear, President and CEO of interface design firm MonkeyMedia. The core of his infringement claim is that his patents cover a user-interface concept that he calls ‘Seamless Contraction’ – essentially a set of techniques to narrow the display of information to that which is most ‘salient’, to use his term, to the user’s needs.”


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