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June 2008

Apple's Mighty Mouse to Incorporate Touch Pad


Multitouch Mouse Icon

On June 26, 2008, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's patent application titled Mouse having an optically-based scrolling feature.  Apple's patent generally relates to an input device for use in a computer system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a mouse having an optically-based scrolling feature. In other words, Apple's Mighty Mouse is about to dump its traditional scrollwheel for a next generation mini-touchpad. Other added features discussed in the patent include incorporating both audio and haptic-like feedback features and shifting to a more translucent or semi-translucent appearance.

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Apple Files for 'Snow Leopard' and 'Macintosh' Trademarks

Apple Snow Leopard SMALL - JUST LEOPARD HEAD from Apple homepage aug 2009

On June 13, 2008, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest trademark titled 'Snow Leopard' under application 77494086. Apple filed their trademark in the U.S. under International Class 009 covering computer software and computer operating system software. Apple's London filing under application 006974752 added International Classifications 16, 38 and 42 which are fully outlined below. Apple asserts a claim of priority based on Trinidad and Tobago application number 39830 and claims ownership of U.S. Registration Number 3386175. 

According to Apple's Snow Leopard webpage, Mac OS X  Snow Leopard will include out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange 2007, introduce a new set of technologies bringing unrivaled support for multicore systems to Mac OS X called "Grand Central", extend 64-bit technology to support breakthrough amounts of RAM and introduce QuickTime X, a streamlined, next-generation platform that advances modern media and Internet standards. Snow Leopard is likely to be in retail stores by fall 2009. 

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