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Patented Gestures Detailed 87

An anonymous reader writes "Annalee Newitz wrote a fresh/interesting/informative piece on the io9 site about 10 Gestures that are already patented; unsurprisingly by the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Nintendo. But it's the other patent holders on the list that seem more interesting to me: Xerox, Lucent, Palm and lesser known Gesturetek have very broad patents for this tech."
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Patented Gestures Detailed

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  • by dtmos ( 447842 ) * on Tuesday June 07, 2011 @10:06AM (#36361956)

    There's a gesture I often make to MS products, but it's been done so often by so many people that the prior art makes it unpatentable.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 07, 2011 @11:26AM (#36362740)

    Fuck you you god damned statist. These companies spent MILLIONS of dollars inventing these gestures and no god gamned government-loving communist fucktard is going to come in here and tell them they cannot protect their valuable intellectual property. *THIS* kind of idiotic slashdot-leftist-nonsense has become endemic around here. Do you people sit around smoking dope and saluting the communist flag or something? GET A JOB.

APL hackers do it in the quad.