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Aug 10, 2005, 11:19 AM
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Aug 10, 2005, 11:26 AM
The AppleInsider article this is based on is overly sensationalist, making wild claims that they do not back up. The Register has a much more thoughtful look at what is going on:


The most recent rejection is an NFR (Non-final rejection), and the patent the office claims invalidates it (Platt's) itself has a lengthy rejection history, including an appealed Final Rejection.

It'll be a long time before this gets all sorted out.

Aug 10, 2005, 11:54 AM
Thanks, that clears things up a bit.