Google, Apple, Microsoft Sued Over File Preview (Slashdot)

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

ClaraBow writes with this excerpt from MacWorld: “A small Indiana company has sued tech heavyweights Microsoft, Apple, and Google, claiming that it holds the patent on a common file preview feature used by browsers and operating systems to show users small snapshots of the files before they are opened. … Cygnus’s owner and president Gregory Swartz developed the technology laid out in the …

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Google, Microsoft, Apple sued over preview icons (CNET via Yahoo! News)

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

A Michigan-based networking company on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Google, Microsoft, and Apple alleging that all three tech giants violated a patent it owns on the use of document-preview icons–or thumbnails–in operating systems.

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Microsoft, Apple, Google sued over icon software patent (Ars Technica)

Friday, December 26th, 2008

A small networking services company was recently granted a patent covering the use of representational icons in an operating system. What follows next should be no surprise: a lawsuit delivered to Microsoft, Apple, and even Google, just in time for the holidays. Read More…

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Google, Apple, Microsoft Sued Over File Preview (PC World via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

A small Indiana company has sued tech heavyweights Microsoft, Apple, and Google, claiming that it holds the patent on a common file preview feature used by browsers and operating systems to show users small snapshots of the files before they are opened.

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