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And you guys don't think Google applied for a patent for Andorids unlock gestures?
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this is dumb!

next thing we know company will start to patent hex color #FFFFFF, you can't use it unless you get a license to use that color.
Technically yes. Paint companies patent colours all the time.

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Hate the game, not the player. Our current patent system is what encourages these retarded patents and patent lawsuits. Apple is simply acting in its best interest as is expected of any corporation. If you want to illogically get mad at a company, here is a smart idea; get mad at all the dumb corporations who are too short sighted to patent stuff like this first. Apple simply had the foresight, which is also the same reason they are able to create successful markets when other companies pathetically fail at it.
This. Guys, it is the patent office that is at fault. Apple is just playing the game. I'm sorry but there is soo much corruption in the states when it comes to money that it is just ridiculous. You just need lots of money. Just watch some good evidence-based documentaries. When it comes to drugs, food, patents,,,you name it. Flash money and you get your way.
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Technically yes. Paint companies patent colours all the time.
I thought, more accurately, that paint companies can patent the formulation for one of their colors--but the color itself cannot be patented (I thought in general, colors and shapes cannot be patented). I might very well be mistaken, as I'm not up on my patent law.
    
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I thought, more accurately, that paint companies can patent the formulation for one of their colors--but the color itself cannot be patented (I thought in general, colors and shapes cannot be patented). I might very well be mistaken, as I'm not up on my patent law.
Deutsche Telekom / T-Mobile demands Engadget Mobile discontinue using the color magenta

And for shapes, ask McDonald's.
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I thought, more accurately, that paint companies can patent the formulation for one of their colors--but the color itself cannot be patented (I thought in general, colors and shapes cannot be patented). I might very well be mistaken, as I'm not up on my patent law.
you are right. I should've have written it better. It is the combination of primary colours that make the new colour. You are correct sir.
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This. Guys, it is the patent office that is at fault. Apple is just playing the game. I'm sorry but there is soo much corruption in the states when it comes to money that it is just ridiculous. You just need lots of money. Just watch some good evidence-based documentaries. When it comes to drugs, food, patents,,,you name it. Flash money and you get your way.
Haha...maybe Apple operates in the deep web ... J/K
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Deutsche Telekom / T-Mobile demands Engadget Mobile discontinue using the color magenta

And for shapes, ask McDonald's.
Those are trademarks, not patents. You can trademark a color or shape as it pertains to your business and defend it. However if it becomes used in a colloquial sense (like the term "googling" is no longer strictly affiliated with google.com, but rather the general sense for looking something with an internet search), your trademark becomes invalidated. That's one reason why companies continue to use their trademark in various ways, and defend it in many ways.

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you are right. I should've have written it better. It is the combination of primary colours that make the new colour. You are correct sir.
Oh, I really was curious--I wasn't sure what was the case to be certain.
    
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It doesn't matter imo. Apple isn't around because they are morally and ethically bound to make proper decisions, they're around to produce a profit and secure the capability to make a profit in the following quarters.

If being ethical and moral were a requirement / anything to gauge a company by, we wouldn't have 90% of the companies we do today. No company is clean and cares how it used to be in the 30's - 50's. It's all about profits and how they can screw the next guy over for a few extra cents on the dollar.

It's sad but it's true.

For example, we had fully functioning electric cars in the 70's. Their batteries were garbage, but for the small towns they were built for they were perfect. Was it morally / ethically correct for large oil corporations to snuff it out? Is it right to artificially inflate oil prices to have record profits every quarter? Is hiring lawyers to find tax loop holes to protect those profits and to essentially avoid paying any taxes morally / ethically fair? Oh, no? Go figure. Guess what though, as a company they couldn't care less.

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lolwut? Just open the Appstore and search for "Flashlight" and look at how many copy paste jobs of the same Flashlight app, free and paid, is out there. If anything that's the Appstore's biggest problem, having about 30 of every single [basic] app just with a different name and a different icon. All to provide a simple function. It's absurd.
Simply put:
Apple is exploiting a corrupt/poorly designed system. They are doing this knowingly, to achieve a goal of Monopoly. Last I checked, monopolis were illegal. Hopefully I am right, and eventually the Gov't will step it.
I don't care if this sounds socialist. We need some better Gov't protection against this kind of behavior.
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Lol, my girlfriend's G1 on CM7 2.3 does this. It's bad that Apple is going for all these little things, because it really hurts competition. They're heading for an attempted monopoly, and it won't end well for them.

I think what's worse, though, is that they're getting away with it.
 
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this is dumb!

next thing we know company will start to patent hex color #FFFFFF, you can't use it unless you get a license to use that color.
Ferrari did that, they are the only car company allowed to use their shade of red, thats why its called "Ferrari Red"..next thing we know its gonna be "Apple White"

Edit: Im sorry the have a patent on the pgiment but not technically the color itself...my bad....

but still, im wating for apple to try and patent it....
Edited by ilhe4e12345 - 10/26/11 at 11:07am
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