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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Rovio-pa...ews-11956.html

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"Our app, Mix & Mash, has the common model of a limited free, lite, version and a full version that contains all the features," said Computer LogicX owner Rob Gloess. "We were told that the button that users click on to upgrade the app, or rather link to the full version on the app store was in breach of US patent no 7222078, we couldn't believe it, the upgrade button!?!"
These patent lawsuits are getting ridiculous...
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When will the patent office get their heads out of their behind and refuse to patent UI elements? It was already deemed invalid by a case in the 90's, when Lotus Software (remember Lotus 1-2-3?) tried suing everyone over copying the idea of the menu bar.

Imagine having "play" and "pause" buttons patented. Or patenting the use of a steering wheel to control a car.
Edited by Manyak - 7/23/11 at 7:31am
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When will the patent office get their heads out of their behind and refuse to patent UI elements?

Imagine having "play" and "pause" buttons patented. Or patenting the use of a steering wheel to control a car.
STOP! You're giving Apple some nasty ideas
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When will the patent office get their heads out of their behind and refuse to patent UI elements?

Imagine having "play" and "pause" buttons patented. Or patenting the use of a steering wheel to control a car.
When the US Patent Office has people working there who actually read the patents they approve. I personally believe that they use the same stamp machine that banks were using to foreclose on homeowners who were not in foreclosure.
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post #5 of 48
I wanna patent something Apple uses and hasn't patented themselves yet, just so I can sue them and get rich.
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I'm going to patent on the patent.
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This is ridiculous but the Apple Hate bandwagon is probably happy. I know I am.
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post #8 of 48
seems like suing is a hole other type of business once you get rich.
 
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And thats whats wrong with the US Legal INDUSTRY. Yes, industry because its nothing more than a get rich quick scheme.
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When will the patent office get their heads out of their behind and refuse to patent UI elements? It was already deemed invalid by a case in the 90's, when Lotus Software (remember Lotus 1-2-3?) tried suing everyone over copying the idea of the menu bar.

Imagine having "play" and "pause" buttons patented. Or patenting the use of a steering wheel to control a car.
Pffffttttt as if logic and reasoning mean any thing.
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