NewsScientist: Microsoft gains double-clicking patent
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 22 Jun 2008 23:56
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Microsoft has successfully patented using short, long or double clicks to launch different applications on "limited resource computing devices" - presumably PDAs and mobile phones. The US patent was granted on 27 April. Now any US company using a variety of clicks to launch different software functions from the same button will have to change their product, pay licensing fees to Microsoft or give Microsoft access to its intellectual property in return.
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