Apple wins patents for Cover Flow, Time Machine and Magic Mouse

“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 14 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“The notables within this group are strangely timed to the Mirror Worlds patent infringement lawsuit against Apple,” Purcher reports. “Apple has won another Cover Flow patent in addition to a set of patents pertaining to Apple’s Time Machine. Both of these areas of technology were challenged in the lawsuit.”

Purcher reports, “Apple has also won a pair of patents today that relate to both the design and technology behind their Magic Mouse.”

Read more in the full article, which includes Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.

MacDailyNews Take: Through the looking glass you go, Mirror Worlds!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Investor” for the heads up.]

64 Comments

  1. Dumb fucking east Texas hicks…

    ” Apple asked U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis for an emergency stay of the Oct. 1 verdict, saying there are outstanding issues on two of the three patents.”

    Apple challenged the validity of the patents and whether they were infringed, according to court records. Some claims were thrown out before the case went to the jury.

  2. Dumb fucking east Texas hicks…

    ” Apple asked U.S. District Judge Leonard Davis for an emergency stay of the Oct. 1 verdict, saying there are outstanding issues on two of the three patents.”

    Apple challenged the validity of the patents and whether they were infringed, according to court records. Some claims were thrown out before the case went to the jury.

  3. The courts, especially East Texas, and jury trials where decisions are made as much on emotion as fact are just as big a problem as anything wrong with the patent system. The idea that some bumpkins off the street in Texas can grasp the intricacies of the technologies in some of the cases they decide is a big stretch. Those people on those juries are not equal “piers”, in terms of specialized knowledge, with most of the inventors in big or small organizations who’s lives and fortunes depend on their whim.

  4. The courts, especially East Texas, and jury trials where decisions are made as much on emotion as fact are just as big a problem as anything wrong with the patent system. The idea that some bumpkins off the street in Texas can grasp the intricacies of the technologies in some of the cases they decide is a big stretch. Those people on those juries are not equal “piers”, in terms of specialized knowledge, with most of the inventors in big or small organizations who’s lives and fortunes depend on their whim.

  5. The above posters obviously know nothing about patent law and should just STFU. Most patents are similar to other patents, or improve prior work, and must reference related patents when filed.

  6. The above posters obviously know nothing about patent law and should just STFU. Most patents are similar to other patents, or improve prior work, and must reference related patents when filed.

  7. “The above posters obviously know nothing about patent law and should just STFU. Most patents are similar to other patents, or improve prior work, and must reference related patents when filed.”

    So what’s your point?

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