Posts tagged with Uspto

Patently absurd: Apple's fitness app patent application

Laws protecting the intellectual property rights of inventive individuals and companies are a good thing, but if you don't think there's a problem with the patent system, an Apple patent published yesterday by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) just might convince you otherwise.

Bearing the title Systems and Methods for Accessing Personalized Fitness Services Using a Portable Electronic Device, Apple's application seeks to patent an application that, amongst other things:

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Amazon's interesting pay-to-preview patent

Many large tech companies file lots of patents each year and although many, if not most, of them aren't very interesting, every once in a while somebody stumbles upon an interesting one.

Case in point: a pay-to-preview patent Amazon filed for in 2004 and which was granted earlier this week.

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