“Patently Apple was first to break the news about Apple’s granted patent for their ‘Slide to Unlock’ patent this past Tuesday,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Considering that it was Apple’s second patent win for this feature we didn’t think that it would generate much interest.”
Contrary to our belief, it appears to have stirred up quite the hornet’s nest in Taiwan,” Purcher reports. “Yesterday the Premier of Taiwan, speaking at a weekly Cabinet meeting, stated that he was very concerned about the possible adverse effects of Apple’s latest patent victory on Taiwanese companies, particularly those in the smartphone and tablet sectors.”
Purcher writes, “I’m glad that they’re looking into it and maybe they’ll finally realize that copying IP shouldn’t be a national practice.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]
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