ArsTechnica: Bar code patent invalidated, another notch on EFF's belt
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 21 Jul 2008 08:53
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The Electronic Frontier Foundation announced another victory for its Patent Busting Project last Friday, this time against NeoMedia. The company received a comprehensive set of patents that covered information lookups via scanned input. The company's website details some of the ways such technology can be put to use, via a series of (hilariously bad) Flash segments. Demonstrations include a person using a mobile phone to pay for something, gain access to a store discount, or pick up airline tickets. In each case, the phone displays a bar code (previously transferred to the phone by a valid source) which is then scanned by a reader.
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