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Dynamic Data do-over denied: Judge upholds $7m patent infringement claim against Microsoft

RLWatkins

People have been doing this since the late 1970s.

Seriously, someone patented the notion of generating a UI from a data record description for the purpose of editing said data records?

I, personally, have done this in BASIC+ on a DEC PDP/11 in the late 1970s, and many times in many languages since then. I'd heard of people doing it even before then, and have heard of it since, long before SQL-type DBs even became mainstream technology.

The technique was used in SQL and pre-SQL DB tools not long afterward.

The idea has been around for something like forty years. Seriously, someone *patented* it? Good grief.

BTW, although we still have been unable to patent the hammer, our patent for using hammers to drive nails is coming along nicely.

The world has gone mad.

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