Apple Granted Limited Patent on Pinch-to-Zoom

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cpmuskie

Knowing apple the medical community will be under fire for if you canpinch more than a inch ads

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nadako

Before you start selling products that already have the pinch and zoom feature you should already have the patent. If you do it reverse then the patent shouldnt be granted or a different kind a patent should be given. (I call it the braging rights patent.) If the company releases the product before they get approved for the patent and other companies add in this technology then they should not get the patent. It should be as simple as that.

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Archangel1976

You know what? I agree. Isn't this how patents used to work? If you released an idea on the market before you had a patent for it, well heck, it was fair game. Companies USED to apply for patents first, then sell the item with their patented idea in deployment.

By the way, isn't the law specific that, only the inventor may apply for the patent?

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TechJunkie

I want to be like apple and try and patent thoughts and images in my head. Just to let apple know....apple you listening?....I have submitted patents for light and warp speeds. So don't try to use them without my express permission. Just hit me up and I'll grant you liscences that are...shall I say...out of this world!!! 

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Julyjules

'How do you think Apple will make use of this patent?'

Very simple: sue the crap out of whoever implements a similar gesture. That's Apple's way of doing business. 

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TechJunkie

Na. The patent was just granted and limited in scope. They can't go back and sue (they will try though) for something that had no patent at the time.

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Archangel1976

Are you willing to bet $ that they won't?

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