September 26, 2011
Apple Denied Trademark for 'Multi-Touch'

My Android friends will be happy to see that Apple Was Denied Trademark for 'Multi-Touch' Due to Lack of 'Distinctiveness'. I have to agree, this is an obvious patent and letting them keep it would open the door up (even moreso I guess) to stupid patents for obvious things. That said, I hope that Apple isn't now bombarded by Samsung and friends for other equally stupid and obvious patents. I love Apple and all, but this suing for patent BS needs to stop from all sides.

Bonus: some interesting image comparisons between Samsung and Apple via this reddit thread.

Posted by Arcterex at September 26, 2011 06:41 PM