Office UI Licensable?

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Mike Gunderloy is talking about the "royality free" office UI license. He raises some very important issues with regard to the mere feasability of the license. The basic issue here is that the ability to license a UI improvement means that you are allow to not license the improvement. And if Microsoft manage to make this a legal thing, all software deveopers are going to be in a very sad state all of a sudden.

The problem with this is that Apple has previously successfully sued people for copying their Look & Feel, so I can see where Microsoft is coming from...