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April 12, 2011


@Stephen, Maybe you don't remember the first tablet: Apple's Newton. Who's copying who?

It is amazing that some of these patents get approved. It used to be patents were for inventions which would not normally be thought of by an expert in the industry. How are specific gestures patentable? Multi-touch technology became available as a patentable technology. Simply conceiving new gestures is programming, product/Application customization, etc. SlashGear even made the joke about Graffiti in the Palm days referencing this article. If anything Apple is infringing on what could have been (perhaps is) the patent on Graffiti; the first "Rosetta stone" between the alphabet and PDA's.

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