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I see auto-correct fails taking over forums in the near future.
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No thanks.







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http://www.artpromos.com/detail.asp?...ptid=117&tid=3

Definitely shouldn't have allowed this patent.

Googling "mobile projection keyboard" finds a bluetooth keyless keyboard made by yet another company.
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I don't get this idea.

Typed using the flat, virtual keyboard that comes in Windows Ease of Access folder.
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
Oh my god, this has already been invented AND implemented, how on EARTH did they get a patent for it?! It has been around for DECADES.

Anyone heard of a touch screen keyboard? Someone else had already designed the "raised touchscreen" part too.

God Apple is such horse... poo...
Way to just blindly hate.

Keep in mind, I could have submitted this patent if I had the know-how and time. The problem is the idiots within the patent system that allow this, not Apple.

Apple is just maneuvering through a flawed system, just as gigantic corporations evade taxes with loopholes. Until the system is reformed, other companies such as Microsoft, Google etc will continue to exploit it.

But hey, this is OCN and blind Apple hate is the cool thing to do rather than use your brain cells right?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
Oh my god, this has already been invented AND implemented, how on EARTH did they get a patent for it?! It has been around for DECADES.

Anyone heard of a touch screen keyboard? Someone else had already designed the "raised touchscreen" part too.

God Apple is such horse... poo...
One form of a keyless keyboard has been made--that doesn't preclude someone from patenting a different type of keyless keyboard. If they designed a different one that operates on very different principles of input-interpretation, it's a completely different type of tech and entitled to a patent.

I grow tired of having to sift through "apple patents this," but what's worse is the ignorant responses people have, partially because of apple-hate, and partially because they have no idea how the (arguably broken) patent system is supposed to function.

Just because one form of something existed and was patented doesn't mean that a similar form can't also be an entirely different patent. You could patent the design/use of a three-legged chair, and it would be perfectly acceptable for someone else to patent the design/use of a four-legged chair because they're arguably different. Same thing holds true for this. It's not the same as other "keyless" keyboards. Disagreement with the patent system aside, it's significantly different (apparently).
    
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post #37 of 150
Awww come on guys

This is innovation!
post #38 of 150
Wow, whoa would want to patent such a garbage keyboard design and mechanic.
post #39 of 150
Did no one see this right under the keyboard concept image:

"Apple patents new flatless keyboard concept"

flatless, sure.
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Patently idiotic patent system is patently idiotic?
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