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Keyboard Wars - To Split or Not To Split

I have one, and you may too. Microsoft's split keyboard, that is. You may not know, but apparently, Microsoft doesn't own the patent for that keyboard.

Typeright Keyboard Co., Inc. of Carlsbad, California sued Microsoft in 1998 over the alleged violation of its patent. Microsoft won the first round. Typeright appealed, and reversed Microsoft's win. Chalk one up for the little guy. They used some pretty cool graphics to help win their case.

Microsoft, on the other hand, said that there were German designs for a split keyboard that predated Typeright's patent by about 10 years.

The case will now go back to a jury in San Diego to decide. We'll keep watching.

Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Monday, July 12, 2004 at 11:32 Comments Closed (0) |
 
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