May 2, 2002

Adobe Wins?

I gotta say… this is ridiculous. I can’t believe that one company can sue another company over something like “tabbed palettes” and win. Adobe did just that today. Does this mean that in a few years every company will have to devise its own unique method for displaying information in windows? I can’t even get my mind around how amazed I am that Adobe won. Someone please explain.

[Update: Rob shares Adobe’s very effective demostration of how Macromedia’s floaters mirror some of the functionality of Adobe’s floaters. And also a link to a very heartfelt letter from one concerned end user.]

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