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It is individually: entertaining (usually good) and news. Though as a whole it is one of the better proofs that US IP offices are one of the most retarded institutions around.

I wish I could tear down the patent office and void every tech related patent. What's next? Intel to patent small geometry lithography? = You made chip at our patented (insert small number)nm, on to the lawsuit wagon.
post #22 of 36
Software patents are ridiculous. I can't believe half the stuff thats approved
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I'm with Richard Stallman on this topic....
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post #24 of 36
this could be very bad.

It seems that people are to distracted by its affect on apple.
post #25 of 36
lets go microsoft, bring back the empire
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Quote:
Originally Posted by no1Joeno1 View Post
I feel like shooting myself after reading the replies in this thread.


HOW IS THIS GOOD NEWS?
Its good news for the simple fact that Apple didn't patent it. /End.

Also people claiming a doomsday need to actually read the article.

Quote:
The portal maintains a list of selling sites and exchanges info as needed to let buyers pick up what the seller's putting down.
It's no different from having web portals like Amazon only this an application independent of a web browser.
Edited by BizzareRide - 4/22/11 at 1:16pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
Its good news for the simple fact that Apple didn't patent it. /End.

Also people claiming a doomsday need to actually read the article.



It's no different from having web portals like Amazon only this an application independent of a web browser.
And it's bad news for the simple fact that MICROSOFT patented it.

It would have been bad news if ANYONE patented it.
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post #28 of 36
Nowhere does it say that the "portal" has to be an application outside of a web browser.

This is going to be very interesting if it does in fact encompass everything the term "portal" does. If licenses prove to be expensive, companies with extremely slim profit margins per sale (ie. Amazon) may have trouble in the future.

God dammit, this is very dumb.
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post #29 of 36
wow im surprised they filled for the patent that long ago...well done
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post #30 of 36
people laughing at OP's pics like its 3 years ago and hasn't been reposted a million times.
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