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UK Court Invalidates Motorola Message Syncing Patents 31

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the patently-obvious dept.
Dupple writes with news of another tech patent thrown out for obviousness. From the article: "On Friday, the High Court of London issued a ruling that said that one of Motorola's patents covering technology to synchronize messages across several devices should be invalidated. Originally, the patent covered the synching of messages across multiple pagers, but recently Motorola has used the patent in lawsuits against Apple and Microsoft for using similar message-syncing services in iCloud and on the Xbox, respectively. The presiding Judge Richard Arnold declared Motorola's patent invalid and said it should be revoked because the patent (which has a priority date from 1995, but was issued in 2002) contained technology that 'was obvious to experts in the field at the time.'"
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UK Court Invalidates Motorola Message Syncing Patents

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  • by kimvette (919543) on Tuesday December 25, 2012 @02:21AM (#42385887) Homepage Journal

    The presiding Judge Richard Arnold declared Motorola's patent invalid and said it should be revoked because the patent (which has a priority date from 1995, but was issued in 2002) contained technology that 'was obvious to experts in the field at the time.'"

    So does that mean that patents on the following will be invalidated as well:

    * email over (over a wireless network)
    * The hyperlink
    * Toolbars/button bars/ribbon bars
    * the double click
    * single-click purchase
    * app stores (over a wireless network)
    * Click to purchase upgrade (inside a smartphone app)
    * Rounded-off rectangles

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