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[techdirt] Samsung and RIM sued for making it easy to use Emoticons.

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It appears that one of those is now being used in a lawsuit against Samsung and RIM for having the gall to create a button that makes it easy to pick an emoticon without typing it in. The patent in question (US Patent 7,167,731) really is for having a button that lets you pick emoticons.

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How these people got away patenting a button to easily select emoticons is beyond me.
Edited by konoii - 3/19/12 at 2:48pm
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Part of me wants to congratulate Varia for patenting something so trivial before Apple could.
But the overwhelming part of me wants to slap them for being so silly; or just nuke them from orbit.
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IS THE PLAINTIFF A COMPANY OUTSOURCED BY APPLE TO SUE?
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This is why the patent system needs to be redone.
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How can "easy to use emoticons" be patented?
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Part of me wants to congratulate Varia for patenting something so trivial before Apple could.
But the overwhelming part of me wants to slap them for being so silly; or just nuke them from orbit.

This
    
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lmao.

"In b4 apple." biggrin.gif
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WOW, its actually not Crapple filing the suit???? bigeyedsmiley.png
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Mankind never fails to let on just how stupid it really is.
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This is why the patent system needs to be redone.

Yep.
When people can patent "swinging on a swing", and patent a way to patent something (ahem IBM) I think we need some reform.
    
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lmao.
"In b4 apple." biggrin.gif

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thats why i came in. i needed the lulz and in turn found out apple has nothing to do with this.
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