Apple can't patent the iPod interface

Posted on Thursday, August 11 2005 @ 13:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The US Patent and Trademark Office definitely rejected Apple's iPod interface patent application last month.
Standing in Apple's way appears to be a prior filing by inventor John Platt, who submitted a patent application for a similar software design for a portable device in May of 2002 -- just five months before Robbin submitted his claims on behalf of Apple.
Read on at AppleInsider

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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