John Paczkowski

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Apple’s Steve Jobs Patent Confirmed by USPTO

Steve_jobs_PatentNine months after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tentatively invalidated Apple’s so called “Steve Jobs patent,” the agency has reversed course.

In a decision issued last month, and spotted by Foss Patents, the USPTO upheld the 20 claims of which U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949 is comprised, affirming the patentability of a broad range of multitouch technology Apple uses in devices like the iPhone and iPad. The agency’s decision is a major strategic win for Apple, which has asserted it against rivals like Samsung and Google.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik