Someone is trying to patent Quickwriting

Jeff Sadowski jeff.sadowski at
Tue Nov 9 16:37:49 CET 2010

8open didn't seem to be that great of improvement over the standard
keypad 2=abc 3=def ... maybe just rearrange the letters on each key so
that the more common ones come first

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 4:17 AM, Daniele Ricci <daniele.athome at> wrote:
> Greetings,
> Some weeks ago a new software for Android has come out, the 8pen:
> the video clearly introduces a modified/simplified version of
> Quickwriting, an open (ie unpatented) input method invented a few
> years ago.
> Now they are trying to put a patent on it, even on variations! This is
> outrageous, since the idea has already been thought. I think we still
> apply against this patent, and move for a request to make it void
> (it's still in pending state).
> Here is the patent request:
> Please help the open source community against this ridiculous attempt
> to make money on an already invented thing.
> Thanks,
> --
> Daniele Ricci
> p.s. I already have a working implementation waiting to be pushed, so
> let's not waste time! :-)
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