Sounds exactly like what total bisquit said in one of his mailboxes some time ago.
And I tend to agree with him on the subject. It's a sad state of affairs when this sortof thing is allowed to happen.
I don't know how old you are, but Microsoft was once the big numbero uno in computer-land.
Like I said in my first post - what if MS had laid down some patents when they could've? Maybe patent point and click? drag-n-drop? We'd be navigating MacOS and Linux with foot pedals. But they didn't
There's limits to what you can patent, but verdicts like these (made, by the way, by a jury who was according to the article "Not technically minded") set a disturbing precedent that paves the way for more frivolous lawsuits.
If Apple can get away with this, what's next?
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