Did apple actually patented an CSS standard item?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by clevin, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    In discussion about apple's latest patent attack. ROC found this gem

    http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/roc/archives/2010/03/nightmare_on_in.html

    he asks:

     
  2. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    It's absolutely insane that Apple got a patent on a common non-linear visual transition.

    Such methods have been around for years, in every conceivable form.

    That patent just begs to be invalidated.
     
  3. ArrowSmith macrumors regular

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    LTD will claim Apple owns the intellectual property on every concept known to man. :apple:
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    and woman. [/*LTD*]
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Those in the technology industry get the most ridiculous patents.


    Except Apple, of course, their patents are necessary. -LTD
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's not patenting a standard CSS item, it's redefining the computing paradigm!!!!
     
  7. Mcgargle macrumors member

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    You guys need to read, or at least look at, the patent. It's not fairly represented by that quote. It applies specifically to the "genie" effect Mac OS X uses to minimize a window to the Dock.

    http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=XTKpAAAAEBAJ

    Patent claims do not stand alone. You can't just single out one and say "This is broad." Of course each individual claim is fairly broad; the thing that's being patented is the sum of all those claims put together.

    You also need to notice that the patent application was filed in January 2001. In order for a patent application to be rejected on the grounds of prior art, the art has to be, y'know, prior.
     

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