Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:55 UTC
Legal I guess this is what some people would call "karma". Apple may shout off the rooftops that it invented multitouch, and that anyone else using it is clearly stealing it from them - but another company has taken offence to that, and has slapped the Cupertino giant with a patent infringement suit over multitouch.
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RE[2]: Interesting
by mrhasbean on Wed 31st Mar 2010 23:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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The "pointing and control device" is the screen, which replaces an external mouse or trackpad.


"...appropriate sequences to emulate the operations of cursor control and button actuations in a pointing and control device..."

The iPhone, iTouch and iPad don't have a "pointing and control device" - other than your finger - for it to be emulating, so I don't think this will fly against those devices. It is clearly a patent for trackpads so if anything they could sue Apple over their laptop range, unless of course Apple already pays license fees in regard of those.

Wasn't this patent issued to Logitech? Is this another patent troll?

And for those who keep on this ridiculous soapbox about Apple being "evil". FFS grow up will you. Apple are a company and are no more evil than any other company who want to make a profit. It's called capitalism, and if you don't like it go find some non-captialist country in which to reside - Cuba or North Korea would welcome you with open arms - and I'm sure your access to the internet and latest technology there would be tremendous.

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