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Prior Art, Anyone? Anyone? Barnes & Noble? Google? Motorola?

May 05, 2011, 14:01 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Rainer Weikusat for this link. ]

"This is amazing -- an iPad-like device that is 17 years old. Props to Daily Mail for finding this.

"When I put my patent-context hat on, that tells me it's valid prior art, depending on the dates of various patents and functionality.

"Check those dates, Barnes & Noble! No. I will do it for you. The patents that Microsoft hilariously claims are being infringed by Android were issued in the following years: 1998, 2002, 1999, 2005 and 2005 respectively. I am looking at my calendar. OMG. The year 1994 comes before all of them. My, my."

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