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


From: Jed Margolin
Subject: Re: 1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 22:59:50 -0700

theodp wrote:
> 
> 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?
> 
> See the patent at:
> 
> http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?patentnumber=6,727,830


I note that Microsoft's patent fails to list U.S. Patent 1,647 as a
reference.

JM


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