Bloggers are abuzz with speculation about whether Apple is planning to sue Palm. At issue is Palm's new Pre smartphone, which has a multi-touch screen that, like the iPhone, can be controlled using a two-finger pinch. Apple has applied for a patent to cover the touch-screen technology that multi-touch screens use.
Apple COO Tim Cook was quoted as saying, "We like competition. As long as they don't rip off our intellectual property - IP - and if they do, we're going to go after anybody that does."
IN the beginning Apple did not protect its IP the way it should have and many of the things we see in all computers were given away to the public domain because patents were never applied for. You Go Apple. Patent every and anything you can think of.
Good I am glad to see Apple COO Tim Cook likes competition. If companies use the same technology to make our lives easier than I am all for it.
I can see on certain product items a company may want to file for a patent to protect itself from patent infringement.