Embedded Systems Conference
View Comments: newest first | oldest first | threaded
Barbara Jorgensen
User Rank
Re: Apple Now Owns the Page Turn
Barbara Jorgensen   11/20/2012 5:58:37 PM

Apple is by no means the worst offender. In fact, there are organizations that are solely dedicated to buying and/or filing patents and waiting for someone to file a simialr patent. Then they sue. It's one thing to defend your IP but another to use the system as a weapon (Apple) or a source of revenue (patent trolls.)

User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Apple Now Owns the Page Turn
Clairvoyant   11/20/2012 2:45:29 PM

I think some of the things companies are pantenting are a little rediculous. It's just a cash grab for Apple. Was Apple necessarily the first company to come up with this?

User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Apple Now Owns the Page Turn
anandvy   11/19/2012 11:30:06 PM

If you want to know just how broken the patent system is, just look at patent D670,713, filed by Apple and approved this week by the United States Patent Office. This design patent, titled, "Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface," gives Apple the exclusive rights to the page turn in an e-reader application. Do you think our patent system should be changed so that companies dont misuse extra cash ?

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.
Latest Poll
EBN Newswire
ERA Names New CEO
Twitter Feed
EBN Online Twitter Feed