quote: Or what about the Nook, which has had this -exact animation- and interface behavior since 2010?
quote: things are going to get worse and worse until the lawsuits get so out of control that they're crippling the economy
quote: Does it feel like lawsuits are helping in any way atm?Like, if this particular patent was rejected, suddenly billions of dollars would be turned away from ebook reader industry, thousands of jobs would be lost and so on?
quote: Now if the person that actually invented this can come forward and prove they had the idea first (i.e. an application that shows this working that dates to before Apple's claimed first application) then Apple ends up losing the patent AND the real inventor can in turn sue the pants off of Apple for those billions they made from it.
quote: One has to wonder... is Apple paying off the people who work at the patent office? My guess is: Probably.