Here’s an interesting little article talking about how Apple’s “pinch and zoom” patent was recently struck down by the US Patent and Trademark Office because they found prior art showing that Apple didn’t actually invent the idea.
Software patents are ridiculous in the first place and need to be done away with. Copyrighting the code is enough. Software patents just slow innovation, causing advancements to go much more slowly than they otherwise would.
To read the article, click here.