Microsoft Patents Choosing 7 Out Of 10 Items To Display
from the display-this dept
theodp writes "So how did the folks at the USPTO see fit to grant eight Microsoft ‘inventors’ a patent for selecting N items to display from a pool having a number of display items greater than N? Maybe they were too preoccupied with the opening of the new USPTO Employee Art Gallery to give it their full attention." The patent in question only has 3 claims, and it’s difficult to see how this concept could possibly be patentable, but luckily for the US Patent Office, it appears that they don’t have to bother selecting N patents to approve from a pool having a number of applications greater than N. These days, they’ll just approve anything.