LawGeek: “Should Yahoo! Be Able to Patent “Smart Drag And Drop”?
Whether “Smart Drag and Drop” can be patented is beyond the scope of this blog but readers may be interested in the Peer-to-Patent project described therein:
The Peer-To-Patent Project is a new initiative by New York Law School’s Do Tank in cooperation with the U.S. Patent Office to use open source and open knowledge techniques to help stop the deluge of bad software patents in America. The project works by posting new software patent applications that have been voluntarily submitted by their inventors and asking the public to comment on them.”