Apple patent application details enterprise centric app sharing via FaceTime

“On August 1, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a real-time enterprise centric app-sharing feature for future FaceTime video conferences,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Microsoft recently ran an ad mocking the iPad’s inability to share apps during a video conference seamlessly,” Purcher reports. “Apple’s latest invention effortlessly answers that void and goes far beyond by including a privacy information mode and more.”

Purcher reports, “In some embodiments, the application being shared may occupy the entire screen or a majority of the screen, and no video may be overlaid on the application. During application sharing, either or both of video and audio may be suspended or terminated, depending on the embodiment and/or the application being shared. Apple states that application sharing will be available for the iPhone, iPad, Macs and digital camera.”

Read more in the full article here.

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


    1. A patent application is about an invention not about the product one has today and is not restricted to must have future products.

      It is common practice to include all possible uses of the invention so copiers of the idea are blocked during the life of the patent.

      1. And that is part of the problem with the current patents system.

        There are companies out there that just think up broad ideas and brainstorm possibilities and come up with very brief “solutions” to problems by asking others to contribute to the idea. Then they patent the “idea” and sit on it like a troll and anyone that actually creates a product on an idea might do all the work and then one day that troll pops up and demands all his hard work because they got the idea first.

        These trolls have hundred million dollar patent portfolio’s and money to destroy any small company that actually sweats to create a product.

        I know, I worked for such a patent troll in the past.. Coming up with generic solutions to satisfy the parent office.

        Now, Apple is a great inventor, and they make lots of great products and I love the company.

        But, I would like apple to be careful. Parent ideas that will be in the future product portfolio.. And that you are working on to productize. Not just the idea.

        I hope Apple won’t get a “troll” reputation.

  1. There is allot of ads mocking Apple lately. Goosung, Microsoft. It’s amazing how far Apple has come when big companies like Microsoft see Apple as such a big threat they feel that they need to mock them in ads. I know, Apple had anti Microsft ads for a long time but Microsoft mocking Apple? To me that says Apple is really here. They are big and here to stay and clearly a threat to Microsoft.

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