Lt. Commander
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# 11
03-03-2012, 12:12 AM
I own an ancient Sumerian patent on breathing, pay up.
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# 12
03-03-2012, 12:15 AM
Well... Apple got the "Slide to unlock" patent... And won a general lawsuit about some other mobile developer (think it was samsung or motorola).

And we TOTALLY know Apple invented that idea:

http://pics.kuvaton.com/kuvei/apple_slide_to_unlock.jpg

Who knows... Anoying-games-inc might just win this too.
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# 13
03-03-2012, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by anazonda View Post
Well... Apple got the "Slide to unlock" patent... And won a general lawsuit about some other mobile developer (think it was samsung or motorola).
Depends which area you are talking about. Both Samsung and Apple had their cases dismissed in Germany:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17234598
Though they succeeded agains Motorola Mobility

As was mentioned in any case, and no just patents, the devil is in the detail. As such it is just a game of wait and see.
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# 14
03-03-2012, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by fuzun View Post
The only claim which may be viable (debatable) is the claim of being able to purchase items without interrupt game play. For example, running out of hypos in a missions and something pops up and allow you to buy more hypos. Star Trek Online doesn't do that. To go buy something in the game, you have to go somewhere interrupting game play.
Multipass! I mean multitask. :p
I don't have to park my rear in a corner to play around with the replicator or C-Store. (yay autofire/boffs?)


And am I the only that gets a slight deja vu about that time when someone sued MMO companies about some patent to online gaming or whatever?
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# 15
03-03-2012, 03:22 AM
Why didn't Gene patent the Flip Phone?
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# 16
03-03-2012, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by kirian_darkstar View Post
Why didn't Gene patent the Flip Phone?
I'm sure he would have if he knew he could have made money off it. Despite all his communistic teaching, he wasn't above making a quick buck.
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# 17
03-03-2012, 06:32 AM
It will get tossed. Easily.
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