Musings of Geekdom by Eric Newton

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US Patents. the system is broken!

Apple's being sued over iTunes.

Apparently the patent maker patented showing “Music/Artist/” and so forth together on the screen for the purpose of controlling a media device.

Amazon patented the one-click checkout... and won an infringement case against Barnes and Nobles' online store.

Microsoft almost had to pay $500 million dollars to a guy who patented “launching applications from a web browser like interface”... thank God that one was overturned.

Print | posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 5:02 PM |


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