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Re: 1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)


From: Harlan Messinger
Subject: Re: 1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 16:52:32 -0400

"theodp" <address@hidden> wrote in message
news:address@hidden
> Not to be outdone by Amazon's 1-Click patent, Microsoft snagged a
> patent from the USPTO Tuesday for a 'Time based hardware button for
> application launch', which covers causing different actions to occur
> depending upon whether a button is pressed for a short period of time,
> a long period of time, or multiple times within a short period of
> time. So does pressing car radio buttons for different periods of time
> to change or set stations constitute patent infringement?

Presumably it does it the radio is designed to perform different functions
depending on your interaction with it in the manner you describe.



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