Apple’s not trying to patent specific iPhone apps

by Milind Alvares

Apple’s not trying to patent specific iPhone apps

by Milind Alvares on August 7, 2010

Apple is not after App Store developers’ IP →

Nilay Patel at Engadget explains the whole Apple patent stealing ‘Where To?’ UI issue:

Second, the only operative parts of a patent are the claims — not the drawings, and not the description, which are technically known as the “specification.” (We’ve now repeated this basic axiom of patent interpretation so many times we’re considering making T-shirts.) The only reason the drawings and description are there is to explain the claimed invention in sufficient detail so that someone else can make it.