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+ - Google, Apple, Microsoft sued over file preview 1

Submitted by ClaraBow
ClaraBow (212734) writes "According to MacWord 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. The article states that Cygnus applied for its patent (# 7346850) in 2001. It covers a "System and method for iconic software environment management" and was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in March of this year."
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Google, Apple, Microsoft sued over file preview

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