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: Interesting
by vodoomoth on Thu 1st Apr 2010 15:35 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
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What's arguable in there? Isn't the iPhone's screen used to point and control the smartphone? "Sure it is" you think. Isn't that screen a device? "Of course it is" you end up saying. If so, how can it not be a "pointing and control device"???
...flabbergasted here...

My understanding is "trackpad" may fall under the defined category.

"May"? Come on! Are you such an Apple hardcore follower that it's not obvious a trackpad falls "under the defined category"? If a trackpad doesn't, what would?
I came to discover the MacBook Pro and I love it. But even if I were a hardcore follower, the news of that patent (filed 14 years ago!!) would still make me flinch somehow, enough not to make such a blatant display of something I don't know the translation of (in French, we say "mauvaise foi").

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