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... They can patent that i they like.

It isn't really patenting the double click.

It is more patenting multiple ways to launch an application. ie. if you click + hold, the application will launch one way and if you double click it will launch another way.

This is quite original.
 

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What's the big deal? You're company designs a unique feature, of course you patent it, they also patended the message typing alert, on MSN, which shows when a user is typing a message.
 

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You will think differently when someone patents the on/off button.

SO NOW THEIR GONNA HAVE TO USE A LEVER TO TURN THE COMPUTER ON.
 

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Originally posted by Ragerunner
You will think differently when someone patents the on/off button.

SO NOW THEIR GONNA HAVE TO USE A LEVER TO TURN THE COMPUTER ON.
It does cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for a US patent.... so only worthy things will be patented.

There are also rules on what can and cannot be patented.
 

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Remember when that Australian bloke patented the wheel? That was really stupid.
 

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Originally posted by Winston
What's the big deal? You're company designs a unique feature, of course you patent it, they also patended the message typing alert, on MSN, which shows when a user is typing a message.
lol really? i like that feature.

i still think it's a bit ridiculous
 

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Patents can usually be easily avoided by allowing for 'slight' alterations in the original product. :p
 

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Originally posted by Winston
What's the big deal? You're company designs a unique feature, of course you patent it, they also patended the message typing alert, on MSN, which shows when a user is typing a message.

immpossible... aMsn (which is open source) has that feature...
 

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Originally posted by jm1234567890
immpossible... aMsn (which is open source) has that feature...
The patended it, believe it or not, and they were the first to introduce it.
 

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Originally posted by jm1234567890
that link doesn't show it....
huh? :S... wat do u mean doesnt shot it, its as blatant as it says it.
 

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Originally posted by jm1234567890
.... quote me where it says it.
lol says wat exactly? that they patented the techology?
 

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Microsoft has won a patent for an instant messaging feature that notifies users when the person they are communicating with is typing a message
 

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Do they state how?
There are other different ways to notify the user that someone is typing a message.
 

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lol you read the whole thing, i read only 2 lines
 

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Originally posted by Winston
What's the big deal? You're company designs a unique feature, of course you patent it, they also patended the message typing alert, on MSN, which shows when a user is typing a message.
I was actually wondering why other chat programs didn't have the feature.
 

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