June 03, 2004 8:33 AM

Can double click be patented?

Rhetorical question ;-) Yes, double click can be patented. In fact, it can't be patented now, because Microsoft already did so. The patent also covers simple short click on the button and also longer click. Ie. almost everything you can do with your button ;-)

Hmm, this is what software patents are all about. Our politicians should think about that twice before saying non-senses like "Patents can help us". -----

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