Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 12:04 UTC
Legal Remember when Steve Jobs launched the iPhone, and held it up in the air, proudly proclaiming "Boy, have we patented it", followed by a massive applause of the adoring audience? It may seem like this wasn't just an empty claim, either. During the earnings conference call yesterday, the company hinted at possible legal action against Palm were the Pre to infringe on iPhone patents.
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RE: This just goes to show
by Adurbe on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 13:15 UTC in reply to "This just goes to show"
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Trevor Baylis invented (and patented) the clockwork radio

the radio was already invented, as was the winding mechanism

the 'invention' was still his to patent as he proposed a new way of using those technoligies together

If you belive the clockwork radio should be able to hold a patent then so should the multi-touch interface (existing technologies proposed to be used in a new 'invoative' way)

also prior art is very important part of a patent application

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