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Someone really needs to step in and tell the patent office what is logically patentable.
post #12 of 48
So.. how does this button that is important than JFK assassination look like?
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So.. how does this button that is important than JFK assassination look like?
It's a simple button that allows you to buy the full version of an app from inside the app. Ridiculous?
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this is crap. eveyr time i see ios i think its cisco related. apple should be sued to death until they stop using ios as the name
    
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It's a simple button that allows you to buy the full version of an app from inside the app. Ridiculous?
Extremely. But does it have an icon or is it just text saying upgrade?
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seems like suing is a hole other type of business once you get rich.
Is it a big hole, or a little hole?

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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
Extremely. But does it have an icon or is it just text saying upgrade?
I'd like to know the same thing. I didn't bother reading through the patent, but I'm curious if the literal word "Upgrade" or "Update" is the piece that's infringing, or if it's the method in which the developer integrates a path to the game from the lite/demo version? If it's the method that this is implemented (like the button triggers a specific code response, in which the code was the critical piece to the patent), then I think that has a little more merit than simply patenting a button in an UI for a specific task.

Either way, though, I think this whole complaint is ludicrous, and the patent system is sooooo antiquated and broken, it's not even funny.
    
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I'm going to patent on the patent.
I think Apple already patented it, acquired by lawsuit.
    
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Can someone tell where to go so I can patent suing already?
    
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I'm going to patent on the patent.
actually IBM filed a patent last year on that. I wish I was joking.
    
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post #20 of 48
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Extremely. But does it have an icon or is it just text saying upgrade?
They actually patented the fact that you can redirect someone to the appstore from inside the app. (Like patenting an link on the internet)
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