“So Apple got yet another patent granted today, and now there’s yet another media firestorm over whether it means Cupertino will be able to sue every other phone manufacturer out of business, or at least out of the business of making multitouch devices. And, as usual, most of the hysteria is based on a fundamental misinterpretation of what the patent claims actually say, and what behaviors they actually cover in iOS. I don’t know why we keep repeating this sad cycle, but I do know that it’s always, always better for us to read the claims and try to figure them out for ourselves – and in this case,they’re actually pretty narrow.”
Apple Granted Patent on Webpage Behaviours
2011-06-22 Apple 7 Comments
They are narrow depending on the person looking at them. Because the patent is either insanely narrow, that not even iOS infringes on it. Or it’s so broad that all scrolling of any kind of document with subsections is patented.
You just have to read it carefully.
And there is obviously a comment from an actual patent attorney – http://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2011/06/apple-wins-pate…
Nilay was a copyright lawyer.
Do the rest of the world have to care about these insane US patens?