Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:19 UTC
Legal In a statement released today, Apple announced it is suing HTC, claiming the Taiwanese phone maker infringed upon 20 of Cupertino's patents related to the iPhone. After Nokia and Apple suing one another a number of times over the past couple of months, this is the next high-profile patent lawsuit in the mobile phones business. Engadget has the filings, and it seems that Apple wants to avoid angering Microsoft, but has no qualms about taking on Google. Update: Engadget analyses every single patent in the claim.
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Pantienting anothers invention
by Phalanger on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:42 UTC
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Steve Jobs is saying Apple has a patent for the use of multi touch. Just one little thing...

Someone else invented the multi touch screen (the actual hardware)!

So how can you patent the use of someone else's invention?! This has to be the most ridiculous patents of all time, and then the fact he wants to tell them off for using "their work" is just amazing to believe, when it's just what he is doing. Gestures were in many mouse pads, this is also not new.

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