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post #71 of 95
Since everybody else didn't read the article and are making nonsense posts, I'll continue the trend.

LULZ DIS MEANS APPLE CAN SUES THE SUNZ?!
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No, blame the patent clerk.
Fix the system first, work on the patent clerk(s) later.
    
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Fix the system first, work on the patent clerk(s) later.
Fix the system?

The system can only fix it self when it sees that it's broken which the broken system does not see that it is broken.

AKA, never gonna happen.
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Apple did nothing unique here. Several car manufacturers as well as many other companies already had this design, they just used a incandecent light bulb. Adding a LED does not disestablish teaching.

They will also loose this patent fight.
Cars have what?

And you don't think cars headlights are patented??

It's insane to me that people are acting like Apple is the only company that has ever filed a patent. I just don't get that attitude.

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The patent goes back all the way to the original iMac in 1998 to describe a technology that enables a light source to be coordinated with certain computing events. The hardware foundation uses a light controller that is connected to the main CPU of the computer as well as a light source. In Apple's words, we are talking about: "computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light device disposed inside the housing. The light device is configured to illuminate the illuminable portion."
That is the precise description of many motherboard diagnostic leds, as well as HD activity lights.
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At first I was like, W.T.F (what the frig), how are these MOFOS (makers of fine optical solutions) able to get another patent???

Then I laughed.

Then I shook my head, cause I know these cretins focus their entire business model on developing shiny, plasticy, "cool looking", gadgety crap to satisfy a demographic that is beyond retarded in the brain.

The I cried and hugged my case, knowing that there's dark times ahead for the PC. Apple and consoles, please die
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post #77 of 95
All the Apple products I've owned were made from metal and glass.. Not sure what's "plasticky" about that.

And again I'll point out that companies have thousands of patents. EVERY company.
post #78 of 95
These patents are ridiculous, Alienware is in trouble now.

I wish could patent idiocy. That way, you'd get sued if you were stupid and then we would have solved the main problem on this planet.
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http://blogs.computerworld.com/17661..._in_innovation

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Just-released information shows that Microsoft was granted the third most U.S. patents of all companies in 2010, with Apple way down the list at number 46. Why, then, does Microsoft lag so far behind Apple when it comes to developing innovative products?

The IFI Claims Patent Service reports that Microsoft was granted 3,094 patents in 2010, behind leader IBM with 5,896, and number two Samsung with 4,551. Apple, number 46 on the list, was granted 563. However, Apple was also cited by the service as having the greatest increase over 2009 in patents among the top 50, with a whopping 94% increase. Still it lags far behind Microsoft.
http://www.msversus.org/microsoft-patents.html

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There are many patents held by Microsoft which should have been denied due to the existance of prior art or because they're self-evident and are not true inventions as defined by U.S. patent law:
Double-clicking a button (6,727,830)
Grouping task bar buttons (6,756,999)
Two-way scroll mouse (6,700,564)
Task list generated for software developers (6,748,582)
Using the human body as a conductive medium for power and data (6,754,472) (much prior art done by research labs)
The equivalent of the sudo Unix command (6,775,781) as old as at least 1980

I don't know what else I can say to make the point that Apple filing patents isn't some conspiracy to screw everyone. It's part of business. Every company does it. How is it some huge earth shattering news???
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http://blogs.computerworld.com/17661..._in_innovation



http://www.msversus.org/microsoft-patents.html




I don't know what else I can say to make the point that Apple filing patents isn't some conspiracy to screw everyone. It's part of business. Every company does it. How is it some huge earth shattering news???
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