Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd May 2011 20:36 UTC
Legal Apple has responded to the recent patent threats again iOS application developers by Lodsys. Bruce Sewell, Apple's senior vice president and general counsel, sent a letter to Lodsys CEO Mark Small detailing why the threats are baseless. Apple claims they have a license to the patents in question, and that the iOS application developers are mere customers - not distributors.
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RE[5]: A rough translation
by _txf_ on Tue 24th May 2011 09:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: A rough translation"
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Is there a requirement of notability, or can you patent an iPod Touch's rounded corners ?)

Yes you can (I think they did), It's called a design patent. Another Idiocy as design is pretty much covered by copyright...

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