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Old 11-14-2012, 10:36 AM   #445
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Originally Posted by murraypaul View Post
Isn't the patent actually for that exact graphical method of indicating a page turn?
So not actually for turning pages at all.
Not exact at all. Here's the one line claim:

"CLAIM The ornamental design for a display screen or portion thereof with animated-graphical user interface, as shown and described."

The description is just those three images and the sentences as described in the report.

It is incredibly vague, includes no code, or indeed animation, just those three intermediate states.

If it is to be argued that it would apply to any animation that passed precisely through those states then it's so narrow it's meaningless. If it is to be argued that it applies to anything that has a graphical animation that 'turns a page' as indicated, then it's so broad it's surely undefendable.

Link to the patent itself.

The killer line is:

Quote:
The process or period in which one image transitions to another forms no part of the claimed design.
This suggests that regardless of the way it's implemented, or the speed of the animation, the patent claims it.

Graham

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