Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 09:04 UTC
Apple John Gruber illustrates the dangers of not having a clue about history: "The utter simplicity of the iOS home screen is Apple's innovation. It's the simplest, most obvious 'system' ever designed." Thanks for playing.
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Can simplicity be patented?
by twitterfire on Wed 20th Feb 2013 13:53 UTC
twitterfire
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2008-09-11

Can it?

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The abstract concept of simplicity?
No, probably not.

A specific invention that works in a simple manner compared to previous inventions in the same field?

Yes, as long as it meets all of the other requirements ( no business process, no prior art, etc).

As everyone else has raised in the other comments, apple was not the first to create this kind of an interface, so it should not be patent-able.

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