By the way, this blog is a perfect example of what is wrong with the attitude that the computer industry has toward patents. The computer industry thinks they know more than the patent office and makes allegations that are wrong, stupid, and just clearly not supported by the law. We have over 70 comments about this patent and it is clear to me that none you have any idea how to interpret a claim for a design patent. A small number of you are aware of the difference between a design patent and a utility patent, but most of you didn't even get that. And then some of you don't even understand the difference between a copyright and a patent. That would be like blogging about the design features of a new car engine when you don't even know the difference between a jet turbine and a piston motor.
You may think the Patent Office doesn't know what they are doing, but they do. They aren't perfect by any means, but at least they know how to interpret the claims of a design application.