Good luck with that.

On the lawsuit over the iPhone's on-screen keyboard.

The Macalope noted last week that Apple had been hit with yet another lawsuit (three more and they win a free set of steak knives from the American Bar Association!), this time over the iPhone's on-screen keyboard.

Does this one pass the smell test?

Well, if you disregard the fact that the plaintiff is currently staring down a nickel in the pen for defrauding the health care system, there's the minor problem of Apple's prior art.

OK, the Newton's keyboard was movable and the patent is for an "immutable" keyboard, but do they really uphold patents that are just other patents with certain features removed?

On second thought, don't answer that question. The horned one probably doesn't want to know the answer.

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