Going from the description/title of the paper that was written, I'm not sure if it would cover smart playlists as implemented by Apple.iMeowbot said:The overlap between the patents would more cover something like smart or on-the-go playlists, not the iPod interface per se. This thing has been waaaaay overblown.
That seems to be a more advanced usage. Possibly figuring out what the user wants in the playlist and making it to suit?based on one or more seed songs selected by a user.
These articles would be a lot more interesting if the writers would actually read the patent applications.the_freddinator said:Summary: Microsoft can't patent because of "prior art" Apple started production and shipping before MS applied for the patent.