Microsoft have submitted a patent for a whack to silence a phone ringer. How similar does prior art have to be?
Microsoft has filed for a patent on a new technique that allow users of mobile devices to silence them by delivering a firm whack. From The Register: Patent application 20120231838, aka ...
User Interface - Changing icon appearance based on frequency of use (Samsung) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST
AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON DISPLAYING ICONS - This application from Samsung seeks to patent the idea of... changing icon appearance based on their frequency of use! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow ...
Patent US 8255828 B2 (publication US 10/955,967, assigned to Microsoft), Command user interface for displaying selectable software functionality controls, is the main patent protecting the Ribbon UI. ...
What is the best method to request use of a patented technology for use in a specific project? Is it possible to develop a simple agreement for a specific project or is it necessay to enter into a ...
This is a question that has bothered my for some time now. This question is not about copyright or trademark law, the example would be a clear violation of that. This is the example: If I write a ...
User Interface - Transforming display elements within zooming user interface (Prezi) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST
This Patent Application has received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON zooming ...
The new Leap Motion device lets your devices "see" ten-finger motions in real-time 3-D. I see no published patent application yet, but the device is described on the website. Microsoft has applied ...
I studied this patent (pending) and it seems obvious to me that prior art apply on: System for organizing and displaying information on a display device WO2014122535A2 US20140223313 Application ...
Product Comparison Tables - Adjusting criteria for product comparison (CompareMetrics) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST
AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON product comparison table interfaces - This application from CompareMetrics (funded by FLOODGATE Ventures) seeks to patent the idea of...Comparing products for a user by ...
I heard that Facebook has rights to Like buttons with thumb up icon. I'm creating a commercial web-app, in which users can Like something. So can I make "Like" button with thumb up icon (not exactly ...
This patent application claims that the collaborative merging of brain signals is a new invention. However, in an article by Yijun Wang and Tzyy-Ping Jung entitled "A Collaborative Brain-Computer ...
Is the UI interface on Paper53 patented? Specifically, the screen with the open book where you flip between the pages.