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

[ 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.”

Complete
Story