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This is just a waste of their money.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegra...ical_telegraph

They "patented" stuff used by Napoleon...

Really, "instant messaging" like these dudes claim has been around for a long, long time. Such a system existed even in the earliest Novell Netware systems that I used in the mid-80's, same with various utilities that existed on VAX/VMS that operated over ARPANet. Multi-node BBSes also had this feature, at least by 1990, when multi-node BBSes became possible on low end equipment (DOS with DesqView, etc.)

This is just another farce, where someone "patented" something they didn't invent because it has been used for a long, long time. Next, some jerks will patent "digital logic" because you know, Charles Babbage forgot to.

Maybe I should patent bricks - since no one has a patent filed for that. Yeah, you own a brick house, you owe royalties large...
Edited by EvanPitts - 7/18/11 at 6:48am
post #53 of 63
I'm going to patent breathing.
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MSN messenger = First Release 1999

Yahoo Messenger = First Release 1998

AIM = First Release 1997

to name the 3 biggest Messengers were all created before the year 2000, soo this patent crap is actually bull...no way they can win really..
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post #55 of 63
BRB, going to patent patenting. That way, if some company owes you money, you in turn owe me.

On a serious note however, this is getting old. The worse part is that they'll win something most likely. I don't want to start a political thing but honestly, the government needs less old people working in it so when crap like this pops up, they can toss it right out
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JunkoXan View Post
MSN messenger = First Release 1999

Yahoo Messenger = First Release 1998

AIM = First Release 1997

to name the 3 biggest Messengers were all created before the year 2000, soo this patent crap is actually bull...no way they can win really..
Even predated by ICQ which was released in late 96'. You can even predate ICQ with GUI IM's built on w3.1.
post #57 of 63
What about irc and others that were created long before icq/msn...
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A system for transmission, reception and accumulation of the knowledge packets to plurality of channel nodes in the network operating distributedly in a peer to peer environment via installable one or more role active Human Operating System (HOS) applications in a digital devise of each of channel node, a network controller registering and providing desired HOS applications and multiple developers developing advance communication and knowledge management applications and each of subscribers exploiting the said network resources by leveraging and augmenting taxonomically and ontologically classified knowledge classes expressed via plurality search macros and UKID structures facilitating said expert human agents for knowledge invocation and support services and service providers providing information services in the preidentified taxonomical classes, wherein each of channel nodes communicating with the unknown via domain specific supernodes each facilitating social networking and relationships development leading to human grid which is searchable via Universal Desktop Search by black box search module.
Wow. How did these guys get a patent? This is the entire abstract of their patent. I invite you to help me count the number of periods. OK, lets start... 1. All done. OK, now lets look at the bold parts and you tell me if you see a problem.
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Doesn't that abstract make your head hurt about 1/3 of the way through? I was begging for a period somewhere, anywhere!

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post #60 of 63
The patent system is a farce.
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