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Offline Chriss

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Reply #15 on: August 14, 2008, 11:34:42 AM
I think the term is too diverse to be eligible for a patent..It's like suggesting to patent the idea of "Using timber based materials to provide a surface".

If it was a specific application then I suppose it is possible but, considering Microsoft have dabbled with Surface (Multi Touch Display) which utilises IR technology, to provide a surface... I would be surprised if they havn't already got something. IF they have, then I am sure it will show to be as a specific as can allow, IF NOT then I would suggest it is because they can't patent it for the diversity... which would explain why others have imitated the technology and application.

I could be wrong, just my two cents on the question.



Offline atomriot

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Reply #16 on: August 15, 2008, 11:25:57 AM
lets try not to revive 6 month old posts.

as for patent/copyright have you heard of an IR remote control? that uses user interactivity to alter the working function of an electronic device for interactivity and control purposes...

If this was patented i think that it would be by someone other than MS. i mean i am sure that nintendo looked into it because they have all this stuff built in. its just not a personal computer they are controlling, it is their self made system.

this is not the first introduction to this, and i think there would be a restriction in the patent due to the fact that there is a patented device as part of the functionality.

I could be wrong though but logically, it doesn't work.

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