Yahoo trying to patent ‘drag and drop’

January 22, 2008

Drag and drop; it’s a common piece of functionality that makes our lives on PC’s that little bit easier. Now, Yahoo has filed a patent for what it terms ‘smart drag and drop’. Yahoo’s claimed patent sounds pretty much like every piece of drag and drop functionality I’ve ever seen, I find it hard to believe that this will ever get through as it might give Yahoo enough ammo to claim others have copied it’s patent.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation are coordinating efforts to get this patent application denied, more details here.

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