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[3]: Interesting
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 31st Mar 2010 23:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting"
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The iPhone, iTouch and iPad don't have a "pointing and control device"


Had you read the patent more carefully, you would've noticed they are talking specifically about "touch sensors", which can be implemented in any pointing device - a touch pad or screen or whatever. In fact, the patent mentions the use of a screen quite clearly.

The iPhone's screen is still a pointing device, like any other touch screen or touch pad.

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


Luckily, no. This is an actual, real-world company that makes chips and touch screens, including those used in phones like the iPhone.

http://www.emc.com.tw/eng/index.asp

Edited 2010-03-31 23:10 UTC

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