The patent office denies Apple's application to trademark the term "multi-touch"
0. phoneArena 27 Sep 2011, 08:26 posted on
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has denied Apple's appeal to receive a trademark over the term "multi-touch", saying that it is too descriptive for that. Apple filed the request right after the first iPhone was introduced, hoping to patent one of the selling points in its marketing campaign for the device...
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81. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
My statement was not intended to put all those people into a single basket, just a general observation. As the father of an 18yr old who has friends that range from 17 to the late 20's, I see how the majority of his generation thinks. I don't put all people of any racial, social, or economic, or age group all in the same basket, but in any situation there always is a majority, so I'm sorry that you thought I was talking about you.
110. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Is your generation also Internet tough guys?
57. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
And APPLE NEVER INVENTED THE TOUCH SCREEN. GLAD THEY GOT DENIED, Their trying to get every single world out of the English dictionary patented under their names so they can sue anyone that use the word multi-touch
66. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Watch out....APPLE will be trademarking the word APPLE, and APPLE growers everywhere will have to a royalty fee.....
68. biophone (Posts: 1909; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Android will trademark droid and sue star wars ; )
70. gotti88 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
lol!!!!! classic lol!!!! man i love phone arena it passes the time...
71. protozeloz (Posts: 5395; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
don't Verizon already own that?
EDIT: no star wars owns the name already and Verizon has a deal with them
76. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
ummmm, that was lame - Lucas owns the word DROID already.
96. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
Wow even for a joke you are clueless. The trade mark is in Droid not android. Lucas own the name Droid and Verizon's paid a fee for each device sold.
100. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
I like apple really i do..... but dam come on guys you had this coming
105. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Well, nice try, Apple, but you lose on this one.
"I'll get you, my pretties!"
"Oh, Steve Jobs, you slut! The only tech company you haven't been down on is Friendster!"
Yeah, lame paraphrasing of Good Morning, Vietnam. You're free to boo me now.
112. a guy posting stuff (unregistered)
in related news: Apple is now sueing the USPTO.
113. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Apple can always, and has the right to try. Does not mean that they'll always get what they want, but they're entitled to try. As for this one. They're just denied the patent for the term "multi-touch", but not the technology. It would be interesting to read future articles awarding Apple integration of multitouch technologies on smartphones. I thought they're already awarded some several months ago. Now watch android fanboys switch what I said to "invented multitouch", lol.
116. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I won't say that. This is a reasonable post.
140. applefocker (unregistered)
They can consider patent this slogan:
Don't be a sheep & get screwed by Steve™
142. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
This further helps to identify Apple as what they truly are.