It had to happen. It simply had to happen. For it not to happen would be an impossibility.
Patent troll claims it invented the Windows 8 and Windows Phone “tiles” | Ars TechnicaQuote:
"Patent troll claims it invented the Windows 8 and Windows Phone "tiles"
Never shipped a product, only started describing its tech as "tiles" in 2011."
From Surfcast's website:
Ovid Santoro, CEO of SurfCast said,
"We developed the concept of Tiles in the 1990s, which was ahead of its time. Microsoft’s Live Tiles are the centerpiece of Microsoft’s new Operating Systems and are covered by our patent."