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US Patents. the system is broken!

Apple's being sued over iTunes.
http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=1143

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. 
http://www.google.com/search?q=patent+amazon%20one%20click

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. 
http://www.google.com/search?q=patent+eolas%20browser+launch+application

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