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[tlug] Patents gone wrong?
- Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 14:15:46 +0900
- From: Evan Monroig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: [tlug] Patents gone wrong?
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Dear Tlug members, As me you probably have seen the news of Apple giving 100 million dollars to Creative as a settlement for their patent-related lawsuits. I searched a little, but in the huge mass of article could not one that made an analysis of the patents involved. >From the ones that I read [1,2], it seems that one of the patents is related to navigation menus in portable players, especially sorting songs by Genre, then Artist, then Album and then Name. I couldn't find the details about the patent, but how is that for an _inventive technology_? I vaguely remember that for a patent to be accepted, it must not be something that could be developed relatively easily by a skilled practitioner in that particular field. It seems to me that an idea like this, as well as the password identification described in , could easyly be simultaneously developed by more than a 1000 different *not even skilled* practitioners... I don't really know much about patents, but I have the feeling that something is really wrong with the system as it is now (and not only in the US, which is the focus here). Any thoughts? Evan  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4198360.stm  http://news.com.com/Firm+seeks+piece+of+Apple+pie+via+iPod+claim/2100-1041_3-5602764.html?tag=nl
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