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  • Apple Patents Complicating W3C's Open Screen Protocol

    Phoronix: Apple Patents Complicating W3C's Open Screen Protocol

    The W3C has been working on the "Open Screen Protocol" as part of their Second Screen Working Group. This effort has been about having a web standard so web pages can drive secondary screens to display web content. Unfortunately, the plans are currently being complicated by a number of software patents issued to Apple...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...atents-W3C-OSP

  • #2
    how can this even be patented ?

    so only apple can use this ?

    or except every website to give money to apple to use this technology ?

    there no organization to control what can be "patented" out there ?

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    • #3
      Please, most of the world does not live under USAs broken patent system. Let the rest of the world go one without restraints.

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      • #4
        Apple, you are terrible. Let us be free and stop locking us to your walled garden.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Pajn View Post
          Please, most of the world does not live under USAs broken patent system. Let the rest of the world go one without restraints.
          According with WIPO, US patents are recognized in 124 of the 195 countries in the world, so most of the world is a relative term. AFAIK Europe has treaties that allow protection for Companies that have US patents and these are enforceable, but not exactly cheap. (Autodesk is one of the most known cases that enforces patents in Europe). IANAL, but it was explained to me that in Europe, software patents are enforced on a case by case basis, but that involves lawyers, courts, and these are costly, so not every company is eager to do so.
          Last edited by stargeizer; 19 August 2021, 03:10 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Aryma View Post
            how can this even be patented ?

            so only apple can use this ?
            I bet it is the same as 20 years ago adding "on a computer" to any patent for it to be considered novel, or 10 years ago "on the internet"

            Initial patent: lisening to music on an electronic device. New patent 20 years ago: listening to music on a computer. Its revision 10 years ago: listening to music on an internet connected deivce. Current version: Listening to music on a device with multiple screens.

            All bogus BS.

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            • #7
              Figures Apple would have patents on these ideas, they terrible.
              Just what everyone needs, malicious ads taking over secondary screens and force-feeding you spam on every display they can.

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              • #8
                More bollocks from Apple, why do people buy their stuff ?

                Rounded corners indeed.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Aryma View Post
                  there no organization to control what can be "patented" out there ?
                  The patent office itself controls what can be patented, but the problem is that people working there aren't engineers so they often can't make the right judgement on whether something is patentable or just common sense. I don't know the details of Apple's patents, but if they are just patenting some common sense materials then it's first and foremost Apple's fault for utilizing a loop hole in the US laws to do something unethical, and it's secondly the fault of US lawmakers for not establishing a method to overturn silly patents. I don't think we should blame the patent office itself, as it's really a hard job for non-engineers to validate all materials.

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, Apple are such jerks that they can't allow anyone use it for free.

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