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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 08 Oct 2011 00:20 : \____
> Homer wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> Verily I say unto thee that Chris Ahlstrom spake thusly:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>>>> Steve Jobs Patents OS X Dock Day Before his Death
>>>> This is innovation?! Solaris had that ages ago. Apple just copied and
>>>> patented Edison style.
>>> The patent text at that link reads like something Bucky Fuller or 7
>> He had to repeat the same sentence 40 times, reworded slightly each
>> time, to make it seem like his "invention" had any substance.
>> Seriously though, How can anyone even call that an "invention"? It's an
>> animated icon, for Christ's sake. Big freakin' deal. They had them on
>> Amigas in 1985, whilst Jobs was unemployed and trying to build another
>> ten grand computer that nobody wanted.
>> Mind you, this is from the same company that claims to have "invented"
>> "rounded rectangles" and a "green phone icon", so why should I be
>> What galls me is that the USPTO actually accepts this bullshit. When did
>> the bar get set so low? Do they even /have/ a bar? If I walked through
>> their office door with a "squared circle", would they accept that for
>> patenting? Is this a purely financial transaction, or do I need to be
>> married to a senator's daughter before they'll accept my submission?
>> Does the USPTO actually do any patent validation at /all/, or do they
>> just employ a lone clerk who grabs cash with one hand and stamps papers
>> with the other?
> Well, the patent clerks are no Einsteins.
/me watches out for trolls.
~~ Best of wishes
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