Bi-tech: Company claims icon patent
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 29 Dec 2008 13:02
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Translated from the legalese, the company is claiming rights to a system whereby a running application or open document is represented by a shrunken graphical display that updates in real time according to changes made to the file or within the program: a system such as is used by Microsoft's Windows Explorer, the Finder in Apple's MacOS X, and even by the open-source GNOME desktop project – but no-one ever got rich suing open source. Cygnus is also looking to target the “accompanying iconic file preview and access functionality” built into Apple's massively successful iPhone.
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