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Apple receives patent for virtual page turn

0. phoneArena posted on 17 Nov 2012, 14:17

Apple has just received a patent for the virtual, digital page turn which is covered in a patent titled "Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface"; the patent covers the animation that makes it look like you're turning the pages of a real book...

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posted on 18 Nov 2012, 22:04

60. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

Ok Apple...we get it, you have to protect your company but I mean this is getting infantile. Why is something as minuscule as a digital page turn need to be patented? I "smh" more so at the people that keep approving these minor patents. No matter who the company is, somebody has to speak up & call these people out who entertain approving these types of patents.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 09:03

62. TritonForceX (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

At the very least, the fact should be brought up to the justice system that if the patent office would screen this crap and do something about it from the get-go, the courts wouldn't be tied up with the erroneous cases where they end up screening this stuff out while lawyers are paid outrageous fees to act like schoolyard children.

Let's get Judge Lucy Koh's reaction to this request, lol!

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