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Apple Tries To Patent 3rd Party In-App Purchasing 244

Posted by timothy
from the on-the-internet dept.
bizwriter writes "Apple has spared no effort in trying to injure its arch mobile rival through the courts, like blocking Android vendors from important markets through patent and trademark infringement suits. Now it's developing an additional angle: an attempt to patent in-application purchases from third parties, as an application filed on April 26, 2010 and made public on Thursday made clear."
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Apple Tries To Patent 3rd Party In-App Purchasing

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  • by Rich0 (548339) on Saturday October 08, 2011 @04:06PM (#37649746) Homepage

    I think I'd like to submit the following patent:

    Claim1 - Refer to the claims of all patents that have already submitted, and add the words "on a phone" to the end.
    Claim2 - Refer to the claims of all patents that have already submitted, and add the words "on a computer" to the end.
    Claim3...n - Refer to the claims of all patents that have already submitted, and in turn add the words "on a " plus each word from every dictionary ever published in any language to the end.
    Claim n+1...infinity - Refer to every dictionary ever written, and combine every possible set of words used any number of times into statements and consider each as a claim.

  • by dreamchaser (49529) on Saturday October 08, 2011 @04:37PM (#37649976) Homepage Journal

    Grrrrr...Middle Ages, not Middle Aged. Even with preview my middle ages brain sometimes typos.

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