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03.31.13

Apple Patents Not Worth the Paper They’re Written on

Posted in Apple at 4:23 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“We’ve always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”

Steve Jobs

A notepad

Summary: More dumb patents from the company that made ripoffs successful

As Apple continues its attack on Android, starting with the HTC lawsuit, people who buy Apple are increasingly upset about patents like rounded rectangles being used offensively. Apple secrecy [1, 2] is a way to assure customers are not made aware of the company’s very ugly side. Here is an attempt to fight this secrecy. Apple’s abuses against Linux-based platforms go years back, before the HTC lawsuit, Apple’s “Steve Jobs Used Patents Like A Mob Boss: Threatened To Sue Palm Over Patents If It Poached Any Apple Employees,” to quote TechDirt, where Glyn Moody and others have been slamming patents lately. Here is another take on Apple patents that are crazy:

Creating that “leak-proof pipe” has long been the dream not only of media companies, but also of computer companies like Apple that hope to collaborate with and ultimately supplant them. A recent patent application, found through the French title Numerama, seeks to make videos uncopiable during playback by locking down the last section of the pipe — the part that connects the computer to the screen.

Apple cannot even get basic security right, yet it wants patents on the above?

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  1. NotZed said,

    March 31, 2013 at 10:01 am

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    Another pointless effort.

    Like … “duh”: If you can see it, you can copy it.

    Not enough people care about the quality to care – VHS recorded via a CRT is good enough to see the pap hollywood peddle.

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