Microsoft Patenting Multi-Screen, Multi-Touch Gestures

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Jprobes

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IMO, Someone needs to stop this or patent the motion for blowing someone then force porn companies to pay you so they can put their content online without repercussions.

Patenting motions to use devices is about the lowest form of patent that could be envisioned.

This should fall under the same rules as a company trying to patent numbers.
 

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[citation][nom]Jprobes[/nom]IMO, Someone needs to stop this or patent the motion for blowing someone then force porn companies to pay you so they can put their content online without repercussions.Patenting motions to use devices is about the lowest form of patent that could be envisioned.This should fall under the same rules as a company trying to patent numbers.[/citation]
^this, and aside from that I dont see how this can in any way be valid, since this can already be done with 1 screen. In a way itll be conflicting on the other patents.
 
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I rather MS than Apple have these since Apple is a lot more sue happy...
 

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Agreed, this shouldn't be allowed.

Hmm , today I feel like trying to patent the way that I walk. Tomorrow I want to patent the way I take that corner down the street in my car, and then on Sunday I'm going to patent the way I sit and watch TV. All wonderful ideas.
 

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The original task of patents was to protect the internals of a device or process from duplication. A patent was to protect "how you did it." The whole panoply of "look and feel" patents abuses the process and does far more to prevent innovation than it promotes it.
 

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[citation][nom]bustapr[/nom]^this, and aside from that I dont see how this can in any way be valid, since this can already be done with 1 screen. In a way itll be conflicting on the other patents.[/citation]

Since when has 'conflicting with other patents' ever stopped new patents from passing through the patent office. The whole system is stupid. Welcome to the age of tech sector patent lawsuit extravaganza.
 

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I'm sure they agree it's stupid to patent. They're patenting so that they don't get sued later. Didn't Apple sue Samsung over using a 'finger swipe gesture'? When you have the litigious insanity of Apple in the world, you can never be too safe.
 

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[citation][nom]Azn Cracker[/nom]Geez I should patent mouse click gestures.[/citation]
Microsoft already has a patent for 'double clicking the mouse'
 

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It's not the gestures they are trying to patent but the technology required to transfer those gestures into UI controls, so everyone please stop being Mr Crazy for 5 minutes and understand what is actually being said.

Incidentally, in a few generations time the tablet will also be controlled by none physical input, eventually the technology will be miniaturised further and the Kinect system will find its way onto laptops and tablets, hold it up in front of you and control it like it the same way.

No one has gone Mr Crazy about the Kinect, because you understand the technology and Microsoft still own the patents. This is a clear case of too many people jumping on the bandwagon of hating on the patent system and not enough people understanding what they are patenting or how the patent system works.
 

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[citation][nom]dalethepcman[/nom]I should patent the act of producing "Santorum"[/citation]

Meh.. No Homo, good luck with the basic diagram.. =o)
 

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I literally just patented the act of patenting. Now everybody is in violation of patent infringement. How about that!
 

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So instead here is Back_by_demand telling us we are crazy... it's not gestures....but how you use already what exists to "interpret"....gestures....and we are crazy...riiiiiight.
 
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