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Old 11-14-2012, 03:03 PM   #451
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Originally Posted by Graham View Post
I can't see how Apple's patent doesn't fall foul of this prior patent application from Microsoft:



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:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc507644.aspx



Graham
No surprise: Apple engineers 'pay no attention to anyone's patents', court told

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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".

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