M$ Patents Double Click

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  1. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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  2. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Its crazy what microsoft have patented and attempted to patent,they will do anything to make money,

    ShadOW
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I'm gonna patent clapping.

    I'll be so rich.

    /just clap at a movie, I DARE YA!
    //claps at Steve-notes
    ///needs a life... and a patent lawyer!!



    but I don't understand HOW someone allowed this to be patented! WTF? I think the patent office is freaking asleep at the wheel!
     
  4. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    If you read the comments in the article it says that its really a patent for a pocket PC feature. I should patent the dining table!
     
  5. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    HEY! Pay up!!!

    I see you blinking... I patented that three years ago... I'll sue!
     
  6. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I highly doubt M$ will be able to enforce the patent in the broad sense that many of us our thinking; clearly the concept of double clicking was around before Microsoft.

    Where are you Doug Englebart?
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    That's just the nature of business. Managers of a company has an obligation to increase the value of a company anyway they can (within the law). I don't blame them for trying, I blame the patent office for granting it.
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Whoops! that's what I get for Not reading it... I DID skim it though.

    :eek:

    My bad..

    I'M STILL PATENTING CLAPPING THOUGH.
    Also, inhaling. That patent is mine!
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I've already received patents for exhaling and holding your breath. Perhaps we could work out an arrangement.... ;)


    And, from experience, I can tell you that it is possible to patent virtually anything, esp. in terms of software, even if something almost exactly identical is already out there.
     
  10. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Sorry, I can demonstrate prior art on that one. It's called breathing™ and includes another patented process of mine called inhaling™.
     
  11. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    Sorry everyone, I've patented conception and life, of which breathing is a function. I'll be PM-ing you all for contact information to which I can send invoices.

    BTW - I've patented invoices, too. ;)
     
  12. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Damn! You've thought of it all!

    Can I patent the animated .gif?

    Not the good ones, but the really bad annoying ones that companies seem to love so much.clink
    That guy owes me like $129838123 because of my patent.

    I'm RICH!
     
  13. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    Just remember to send me my cut from the invoice patent! :D
     
  14. belvdr macrumors 601

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    What is really bad is that Microsoft isn't the only one applying for crazy patents. The US Patent Office needs an overhaul.
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'm going to patent ridiculous patents.

    MS owes me BIG.
     
  16. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    The problem isn't Microsoft. They are creating patents to protect.

    There are TONS, of small firms that consist of a person, a set of broad patents, and a team of lawyers. Theirs goal, patents everything. Its too the point were the big companies are saying enough and patenting everything. Of course big companies do this too, but in this day you have to patent everything you do otherwise someone else will.

    Basically, there are tons of leechers out there that will patents say.... invision a device that will light a room, and give semi-description on how it would be used... "in side" and they get a patents, they do not proceed to attempt to build it. Then you have some edison type of person that will invision that you can use electricity to make a small filiment glow inside of a bulb, and actually make it work, and he's in infringment.
     
  17. snkTab macrumors 6502a

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    In the end... the Science Fiction author who patents everything in his books wins.
     
  18. rdowns Suspended

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    Do you know who has the patent for sight? I have the patent for masturbation and am interested in a cross-patent license as I'm going blind.
     
  19. RobHague macrumors 6502

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    Im holding the patent for living. So you all are gonna get your ass's sued unless you all kill yourselfs right now! :p

    I might do a deal with the people holding the patent for breathing though.....dizzy...........need..........air.................hurry................respond soon!!......strange fuzzyness...... . .
     
  20. skubish macrumors 68030

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    The patent office doesn't care. They get money for every patent filed. And then more money to maintain the patent rights every year.
     

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