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January 1, 2016

Microsoft awarded Stupid Patent of the Month by EFF, for patenting a slider

Microsoft just won an award, and not something it can/will be proud of.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a Digital Rights Activists group, which defends technologies (and individuals) from baseless allegations.

And the non-profit organisation has awarded Microsoft, the Stupid Patent of the Month. Here’s why that happened. Microsoft had filed a patent for a slider, claiming it as its own design (intellectual property).

Don’t know what a slider is? Take a look at your Windows System Tray, and click on the volume button (the speaker icon). See the volume bar which you can adjust by dragging the marker from left to right. That’s exactly [...]

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