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Doesn't like the a duplicate of the F-22 to me.
The fighter is called the J-20 which is nearly identical to the F-22
They look familiar don't you think?
You can't buy that kind of publicity... Jobs is appeased.. for now.
Interesting documentary about how creationism/intelligent design already lost in court..
And for these reasons they'll lose again.
That statement right there is what added the annoyed tone to my post. That statement tells me that the poster doesn't know what they're talking about at all. if they had read BnN's response or even skimmed it they'd know that BnN isn't arguing about the pros and cons of patents. When a company tells you that putting " LOADING " over the top of an application that's in the process of loading data, that you need to pay exorbident fees because that somehow was "inventive" it's a laugh. That falls into the category of completely obvious to anyone since the only other place you can put it is "not on top of" the application but outside of the application boundary on the screen.
And how about the patent they're trying to enforce that was previously proven by the patent office, to be gained by deliberate deceptive means. When MS and their attornies deliberately left out previous implementations of the exact same thing that were already deemed important and related. They got busted for that way before this ever happened yet here they are trying to now enforce something that's unenforceable and has been stated so by the Patent Office.
Again.. if that person, or you had skimmed the documents that have been submitted by both parties you'd see that the statements by the original poster are completely unrelated to what's really going on.
Mostly though.. my annoyance is at MS. They've been here many times before and have been slapped down for it in the US and in Europe repeatedly.. and here we go again. Microsoft's "OH NO! a product is better than ours and we can't compete in the market place.. lets do everything we can to screw it up!" mentality is unwelcome. IMO It goes to show that MS has had it's day and shouldn't be (and probably won't be in the long run) in the position they are.
Anyway, it's a good read.. i encourage everyone to take a look and what both sides have submitted. Don't believe me.. go see what the super inventive patents that MS has (for good reason) been hiding from the Linux community for years. It will become clear why MS doesn't want the patents revealed publicly.