People Concerned About Paul Allen's Ridiculous Patent Claims Gets USPTO To Begin Re-Exams Of His Patents
from the about-time dept
- 6,263,507: "Browser for use in navigating a body of information, with particular application to browsing information represented by audio data."
- 6,034,652 & 6,788,314 (really the same patent, involving continuations): "Attention manager for occupying the peripheral attention of a person in the vicinity of a display device"
- 6,757,682: "Alerting users to items of current interest"
Of course, if the USPTO were doing its job properly, it wouldn't be approving so many bogus patents that just come back to haunt actual innovators.