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


From: Rahul Dhesi
Subject: Re: 1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 21:59:59 +0000 (UTC)
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Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:

>In article <address@hidden>,
> address@hidden (Rahul Dhesi) wrote:

>> Barry Margolin <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> >Do you consider advancing the numbers to be "opening an application"?  I 
>> >don't think anyone would seriously consider that to be the same thing as 
>> >the patented methods.
>> 
>> What does it mean to "open" an "application"?

>Since the patent doesn't bother to define them, I assume they're being 
>used in their normal sense when discussing computer use.

In other words, there is no clearly-defined meaning.  Presumably whoever
drafted that patent carefully selected ambiguous terms that could later
be interpreted to mean lots of things.
-- 
Rahul



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