Apple patent on slide to unlock, existed 2 years earlier

The software patent system is totally askew.  We need to look no further to see this than the recent news that Apple was granted a patent on sliding to unlock a mobile device.  It’s bad enough that a governing body somewhere actually believes that you or I aren’t smart enough to come to the natural conclusion on our own (that’s basically what a patent means — it’s a unique idea or process), but the fact that it existed on an old Windows CE device in 2005 was totally overlooked.

I present the Neonode N1m …

via Apple granted patent on slide to unlock, even though it existed 2 years before they invented it | Android Central.

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