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: Seems like a reasonable patent
by tupp on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 22:42 UTC in reply to "Seems like a reasonable patent"
tupp
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2006-11-12

Don't know why you are getting modded down.


But Apple can patent, for instance, the application of multi-touch to a cellphone

That's an obvious application of existing technology, especially considering the release of the first completely touch phone in 1992 and considering that Nintendo was granted a patent for a hand-held multi-touch device in February of 2006 (almost one year before the Iphone).

Apple (or any other company) should not be able to patent something so obvious, regardless of the work they put into it.

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