Originally Posted by Graham
I can't see how Apple's patent doesn't fall foul of this prior patent application
Even if this one hasn't yet been approved, it was filed in July 2010, nearly a year and half before Apple filed their application, which I can't see as other than a specific instance of this.
Doesn't the Microsoft application indicate prior art?
Or indeed, this demo for a Silverlight application from 2008:
No surprise: Apple engineers 'pay no attention to anyone's patents', court told
But Apple developers testified that they didn’t pay any attention to anyone’s patents when developing their system.
It's the typical attitude of companies that have become too big for their own good, "we own everything".