__/ [ wd ] on Sunday 21 May 2006 02:37 \__
> '"We have this whole open source movement that would like to knock out a
> lot of patents," he notes. He suggests a form of peer-to-peer
> participation to perform the research and raise the funds for challenging
> patents. "I think of it as an extreme sport for the desktop," said
> Calveley. "Like big game hunting."'
Yesterday I read about some high figure (maybe a legistlator) that wanted
to send judges to patent school. There is apparently little or no
awareness of the basic concepts, which leads to ridicule. There was also a
fair bit of noise owing to Amazon's re-reviewed 'one-click shopping'
patent. I think that Micrsoft one patented the double-click, but I'm not
too sure. It sounds too ludicrous to be true. Maybe it will become like
the shaver wars and Apple will soon patent the triple-click...
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