from the just-as-Thomas-Jefferson-intended dept
The specifics of the patent show it to be for easier data entry on mobile devices, but it's difficult to see how this qualifies as either new or non-obvious. Basically, the concept is pretty straightforward and has been done on desktop browsers for some time. To simply add "and on mobile devices" doesn't seem deserving of a patent. Does anyone really believe this functionality wouldn't have been developed without a patent?