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


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: 1-Click, Short-Click, Long-Click, More-Clicks (New Microsoft Patent)
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 19:57:52 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 address@hidden (Rahul Dhesi) wrote:

> But unlike me, you seemd to imply, several times, that "open" and
> "application" had obvious common meanings -- which meanings you have yet
> to state with any prevision.

An application is a computer program that performs a distinct activity.  
Opening it is starting it running.

These are common terms in the computer industry.  Since a patent is 
supposed to be understandable by an industry professional, how far does 
it have to go in defining common terms?

-- 
Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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