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Re: MSFT patents "PageUp/PageDown" function
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:31:55 -0400



Begin forwarded message:

From: "Ronald J Riley \(RJR-com\)" <rjr () rjriley com>
Date: August 27, 2008 2:48:16 PM EDT
To: <dave () farber net>
Subject: RE: [IP] MSFT patents "PageUp/PageDown" function


"....think this ranks up there with IBM getting the "paper or plastic?"
patent reported last week.   --rf"

It is important to recognize that as large companies age they become
incapable of producing significant inventions. Most significant inventions
come from independent and academic inventors.

They generally compensate for this by filling ever larger qualities of ever more insignificant or incremental inventions. It is quantity over quality.

They do this in the vain hope that the shear quality will be a useful weapon against those who produce breakthrough inventions. It is not an effective tactic and that is why those larger aging but not yet fully mature companies formed a trade association known as the Coalition for Patent Fairness (aka
the Piracy Coalition).

The independent inventor community has been handing out attitude adjustments to Piracy Coalition members for some time. That is why they are howling for
Patent Deform and whining about trolls.

Ronald J. Riley,


Speaking only on my own behalf.
Affiliations:
President - www.PIAUSA.org - RJR at PIAUSA.org
Executive Director - www.InventorEd.org - RJR at InvEd.org
Senior Fellow - www.patentPolicy.org
President - Alliance for American Innovation
Caretaker of Intellectual Property Creators on behalf of deceased founder
Paul Heckel
Washington, DC
Direct (202) 318-1595 - 9 am to 9 pm EST.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Farber [mailto:dave () farber net]
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 8:48 AM
To: ip
Subject: [IP] MSFT patents "PageUp/PageDown" function



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From: Richard Forno <rforno () infowarrior org>
Date: August 21, 2008 9:47:55 PM EDT
To: Infowarrior List <infowarrior () attrition org>
Cc: Dave Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: MSFT patents "PageUp/PageDown" function

....think this ranks up there with IBM getting the "paper or plastic?"
patent reported last week.   --rf

United States Patent    7,415,666
Sellers ,   et al.      August 19, 2008
Method and system for navigating paginated content in page-based increments

Abstract

A method and system in a document viewer for scrolling a substantially exact increment in a document, such as one page, regardless of whether the zoom is
such that some, all or one page is currently being viewed.
In one implementation, pressing a Page Down or Page Up keyboard key/ button allows a user to begin at any starting vertical location within a page, and navigate to that same location on the next or previous page. For example, if a user is viewing a page starting in a viewing area from the middle of that page and ending at the bottom, a Page Down command will cause the next page to be shown in the viewing area starting at the middle of the next page and ending at the bottom of the next page. Similar behavior occurs when there is
more than one column of pages being displayed in a row.

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http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1
&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,415,666.PN.&OS=PN/ 7,415
,666&RS=PN/7,415,666




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