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Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

Posted Nov 17, 2012 13:58 UTC (Sat) by ledow (guest, #11753)
Parent article: Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

Pretty sure I played any amount of games and even some early webpages and CD-based encyclopaedia that did exactly the same.

Again, if you are going to patent something, make sure NOBODY else got there first.

Hell, I can remember making an animated GIF for page-turn for a website back in the Geocities days.


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Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)

Posted Nov 18, 2012 22:45 UTC (Sun) by khim (subscriber, #9252) [Link]

Most probably it was not exactly the same. That's the trick: you get the patent by adding tiny alterations of what was done before (thus prior art does not invalidate your patent), then when you sue everyone try to downplay these changes.

Often you don't even need to downplay anything because people naturally tend to recreate most popular environment (think how MS Office changed it's look over time and how huge number of developers immediately followed).


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