Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Feb 2011 14:49 UTC
Intel Apple has just updated its line of MacBook Pros. Usually, this isn't anything to get particularly excited about, but this time around, they've got a genuine treat: Thunderbolt. Apple is the first to use this new connection technology, developed at Intel and believed to be the copper version of Lightpeak. It's pretty impressive.
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RE: Trademark Infringement?
by tyrione on Thu 24th Feb 2011 20:36 UTC in reply to "Trademark Infringement?"
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

So HTC announces their Thunderbolt phone for Verizon Wireless last month... and now Apple makes a big deal about their laptops with... Thunderbolt! Do I smell a trademark lawsuit?


It's Intel's Trademark. Read before you comment.

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AnythingButVista Member since:
2008-08-27

There's nothing in that webpage from Intel (or in Apple's laptop announcement) indicating that HTC has been granted permission to use the "Thunderbolt" name, or the other way around. So like I said, there's this smell of lawsuit around. Who should sue who, or who should win depends on who applied for the trademark first.

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

There's nothing in that webpage from Intel (or in Apple's laptop announcement) indicating that HTC has been granted permission to use the "Thunderbolt" name, or the other way around. So like I said, there's this smell of lawsuit around.


Unlikely - HTC use the name for a model of phone, Intel use the name for a device controller. Trademarks apply only to the niche the name is used in, so there's not much grounds for claiming a conflict...

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