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Wireless news site Unwired View has posted an article examining the patents that pertain to the iPhone, and have found that the device is indeed well protected by patent law. Apple-held patents for the iPhone include the multipoint touchscreen, gestures for touch sensitive devices, the proximity detector in a handheld device, a system for sensing ambient light, and the patent for the handset itself, a multifunctional handheld device. In his keynote address this January, Steve Jobs made reference to the fact that the iPhone was protected by law, stating, “And boy have we patented it.”

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Comments

1

What about the ‘iPhone’ name?

Posted by Simon on May 25, 2007 at 8:25 AM (PDT)

2

That’s a trademark.

Posted by Scott D on May 25, 2007 at 9:08 AM (PDT)

3

I wonder how all these patents will stand up against the Supreme Court’s new ruling.

Posted by alexarch in Dallas, TX on May 25, 2007 at 9:09 AM (PDT)

4

I hope this will cut down on the lawsuits by every creep that crawls out from under a rock claiming that Apple stole the idea for “this” from them.

Posted by unreal on May 25, 2007 at 12:12 PM (PDT)

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