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June 23, 2012

o_O?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1340495965 ) Play
2012-07-01

More patent troll lore. What’s being patented here?

Cracked by: Logik , Amarendra Kumar , Manish Achuth , KK , Bharath , Don42 , Ananth , aarjav , Sumanth Patlolla , Rogi , Dibyo , Bipin Banavalikar , raklodramA , rickde and Mo

Answer:
A company called Varia owns a 2005 patent on a menu for entering emoticons into text. All of you are infringing.

Points assigned by AutoRaja. Review by lazy humans pending.

15 Responses to “o_O?”

  1. Logik
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    emoticon input method and apparatus , a means of choosing which emoticon to use.
    Varia Holdings suing Samsung and RIM


  2. Amarendra Kumar
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    smileys


  3. Manish Achuth
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    Samsung vs RIM over emoticons.


  4. KK
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    emoticons


  5. Bharath
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    Emoticons


  6. Don42

    Emoticons.


  7. Ananth
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    emoticon


  8. aarjav

    emoticons; samsung is sued over patent infringment


  9. Sumanth Patlolla
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    “Emoticon input method and apparatus”

    Samsung and Research in Motion sued for allegedly infringing this patent :-)


  10. Rogi
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    Emoticons


  11. Dibyo
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    emoticons


  12. Bipin Banavalikar
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    Emoticons


  13. Emoticons


  14. rickde
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    patent titled “emoticon input method and apparatus” Varia Holdings Inc., claims it owns the concept of allowing users to choose emoticons from a menu of options rather than typing them out one character at a time


  15. Mo

    Emoticons


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