Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Jan 2009 10:28 UTC
Apple In a possible legal showdown over multitouch patents between Apple and Palm, the Cupertino gadget maker has just looted a decent weapon off the dead body that is the US patent system: a patent on just about all multitouch gestures used in the iPhone and iPod Touch, such as swiping, pinching, and so on. Wielding this weapon, Apple suddenly has a pretty good case against Palm.
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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by elektrik on Tue 27th Jan 2009 16:42 UTC in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
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Uh, how can you patent a *gesture*?

Hey, if it's possible, I'm gonna apply for a patent on a certain "universal" gesture-I'd be rich in a matter of minutes of driving on the highway ;)

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