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Posted Mar 8, 2010 12:25 UTC (Mon) by rwmj (subscriber, #5474)
Why though? I mean, take "#7,657,849: Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an
image." There are several physical devices where you have to move or slide a (physical) knob in
order to unlock the device. This patent just describes the same thing, done in images on a
computer screen. This is just physical affordances translated to the computer
screen, in the same way that patenting "online" auctions is not novel because they have existed for
Why should we have to deny ourselves obvious techniques like that? We should keep using them
and get rid of obvious software patents instead.
Posted Mar 8, 2010 13:32 UTC (Mon) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
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