Yet another Microsoft patent

By Mictlantecuhtli
Sep 9, 2004
  1. This is getting out of hand fast.

    Every browser I know has this feature, even Lynx. I just can't believe what these patent officers are doing, and can these inventors really prove they invented it?

  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Maybe they also have a patent for the CTL+ALT+DEL key combination, or even the the dreaded BSOD. At least in the second example, they can be certain that others are not trying to copy them :=).
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837

    I believe the only criteria for a US patent is that they don't have the exact thing already patented :p

    It is up to other people to prove that the "invention" has already been around for some time and was actually thought up someone else.
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