microsoft patent with idea's from this list
peter at familienijs.be
Tue Feb 3 15:27:00 CET 2009
On Tuesday 03 February 2009 15:11:40 Mathieu Rochette wrote:
> Peter Nijs wrote:
> > I've just read a (Dutch) news article
> > (http://tweakers.net/nieuws/58158/microsoft-wil-brug-tussen-smartphone-en
> >-pc- patenteren.html) which describes a new patent microsoft filed. In the
> > article is a link to an English description of the patent.
> > (http://v3.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/description?CC=WO&NR=20090123
> > The patent describes a dock for a smartphone, which connects to external
> > devices such as a keyboard, mouse, screen,... wired or wireless. Now I
> > think Openmoko already does a lot of these things, and other things have
> > already been thought of. We can already hook up wired and wireless
> > devices (such as mice and keyboards) to the Freerunner. I'm almost sure
> > someone suggested hooking up an external screen to it. That's technically
> > not possible, but it's been thought of. Integrating the wired connection
> > between FR and the external devices has also been thought of earlier in
> > this list.
> wikipedia says:
> > > a patent application must include one or more claims defining the >
> > > invention which must be new, inventive, and useful or industrially
> > > applicable.
> "one or more" means that even if prior art exists, it can still be
> patented. This is different from intellectual property where anteriority
> prevent copyright. (at least in france)
But it also seas it must be new. Which it isn't because it has been suggested
on this list before.
> > I'm not a lawyer, but since the patent was published on the 22th of
> > January, I think for some parts of this patent, there is some sort of
> > "prior art" involved. Also it wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft and Apple
> > are eavesdropping on this list. (Note to Microsoft and Apple: Please
> > don't steal our idea's. If you do: Please die a slow and painfull death.)
> > mvg,
> > depeje
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