Apple Caught "Borrowing" App Interface in Patent Filing

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rafette

The real problem is that this company exists and survives in the iphone app environment, which apple controls. If they can't steal the ideaa, they can send them to oblivion by not authorizing the app. That gives apple a huge and unfair advantage

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Vectrexer

When you use someone else's are or concept in a patent application, even as an example, it's more about theft than anything else.  Unless you are maming a stated improvement.

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mesiah

Is it really such a surprise that a company that pases off old technology as their own innovation would try and patent someone elses ideas?

Of all the bad companies out there, apple time and again shows that they are the worst, and the general public still loves them. Makes you wonder just how stupid humans can be.

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David522

Ok so when apple does it, its "borrowing" and when anyone else does the same thing its "stealing"?

Anyone?!

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deismanj

I hope Apple gets creamed, they sue anyone for anything they perceive as using their patents, it's about time they get a dose of their own medicine.

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TechW

I have to agree with you. I think the police need to come in with a warrant and take all Apples servers to look for evidence.

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Vano

IMO it's fake. Just look at the screenshot on the right, it's so identical to the "original", even the time matches!

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TheZomb

Although if it was a fake I'm sure Apple would have denied using it, but since they admitted to using it as an example it makes you wonder if they took that exact picture and copied it.

Its especially odd since they did change a few things, most of the icons are slightly different straight instead of curved edges, filled, unfilled, missing lines, some are completely different. Makes you wonder why they used the exact same time if they copied it.

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timmyw

Let me know where to send money to pay for this guys lawyers so he can sue the hell of Steve Jobs.

I also bet there will be a few more Apple employees joining the antenna engineers in the unemployment line.

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TheZomb

The worst that can happen is the patent will not be awarded. You can only sue after someone has made money off of your intellectual property and since Apple hasn't made or sold anything they can't be sued.

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aviaggio

Seriously, is Jobs so damned full of himself now that he is blatantly copying other people's work and trying to patent it? Unfuckingbelievable.

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