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         return "William Tay", "<Challenging Conventions />"

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 Friday, September 04, 2009
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I read with amazement at how Google is allowed and could be bestowed a patent for their iconic search home page.

No, dont get me wrong, this is not about Google and I always give credit where it is due BUT gosh - I am very sure that way before Google, there were a few that came up with this UI design. I believe I saw Yahoo! Search page way before Google. While it may not be the same, I am quite sure the design principles are the same.

In my years of IT project developments and deployments, I am sure I have seen many of my teams' designer engineers come up with the same principles into database full-text search, Index servers, etc

In any case, this is interesting and this does change the patent strategy for many companies, doesn't it ? I wonder if Bing would do the same for its background images. Furthermore, to enable users to allow that to be turned on or off is itself a "patent-able* design, wouldn' it be ?

Friday, September 04, 2009 12:40:14 AM (Malay Peninsula Standard Time, UTC+08:00)  #    Disclaimer 
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