Apple granted another major Multi-Touch patent; first acquired Kodak patent revealed

“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 43 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “In this particular report we briefly cover two granted patents. The first relates to a multitouch display while the second relates to automatically installing software for transferring and sharing photos. The later appears to be one the first patents that Apple acquired from Kodak.”

“Apple has been granted yet another major multi-touch patent relating to techniques that integrate touch sensing technology into liquid crystal displays and specifically, a multi-touch capable transparent touch surface. This patent may relate to Apple’s In-Cell technology as there’s descriptions of combining touch with the LCD display,” Purcher reports. “Apple has [also] been granted a patent today for an invention relating to digital cameras that capture digital images, and, more particularly to digital cameras capable of automatically installing… This patent appears to be one of those that Apple acquired from Kodak.”

Read more, and see Apple’s patent application diagrams, in the full article here.

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5 Comments

    1. Don’t know… How many patents were granted and then fall by the way side here in the US and around the world. Patents that were illegally at worst or ethically challenged at the vary least with competitor’s similar offerings. Apple goes to court and what does it get? Try, try again… (‘try” as in trial)

  1. So which bits of the patents acquired by the consortium goes to whom?
    Will the members of the consortium seek to patent the patents they would like to make use off?
    Or will they keep what they would like, share what they want to share and license the shared patents as well as the unused patents?

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