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(The Times of India)   US patent office tells Apple they can't patent a fingerprint sensor just because they don't want anyone else to have a more pleasant UX. In other news, Android phones soon to come with a fingerprint sensor that's worth having   (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) divider line 29
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2014-07-15 10:43:29 AM
Apple's application to patent the name 'Touch ID' for its fingerprint scanning technology has been rejected by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The patent office has denied Apple's application on the grounds that the trademark for the name 'Touch ID' has been granted to Kronos, a US-based company that makes workforce management software.


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Here, Subby:
US trademark office tells Apple they can't get a trademark on the name "Touch ID" for a fingerprint sensor just because they don't want anyone else to use the name to describe their more pleasant UX. In other news, Android phones soon to name their fingerprint sensors "Touch ID"
 
2014-07-15 10:49:22 AM
That article was a mess.
 
2014-07-15 10:53:29 AM
Looks like we finally found something more broken than the US patent system.
 
2014-07-15 01:09:16 PM
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That "article" was all the bad. All of it. 

/also fark you subby.
 
2014-07-15 01:11:15 PM
Please do the needful subramanian and write a headline that is to be more of the sense and truth
 
2014-07-15 01:54:39 PM
Rules to get successful green light thread on the geek tab.

1. Make it refer to Apple v Android/XBox v Playstation/Nintendo v Sega (I'm old school), etc., in any way shape or form regardless of any actual contents of the article.
2. ?
3. Profit
 
2014-07-15 01:54:44 PM
They will just name it iTouch ID
 
2014-07-15 02:14:48 PM
I don't want anybody else.  When I think about you iTouch ID.

Catchy...
 
2014-07-15 02:27:57 PM
Does subby seriously not understand the difference between patent and trademark? You don't exactly have to be a fark patent attorney to get that one...
 
2014-07-15 02:29:21 PM
*doubletake*

Wait, it's not just subby. Headline writer for TFA doesn't know his ass from his elbow 'neither.
 
2014-07-15 02:37:57 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Does subby seriously not understand the difference between patent and trademark? You don't exactly have to be a fark patent attorney to get that one...


The issue is that the person who wrote the article also doesn't know the difference.
 
2014-07-15 02:54:23 PM

RexTalionis: That article was a mess.


So was the submitted headline.
 
2014-07-15 02:57:51 PM
Subby is bragging about Android copying Apple. Next up: "Apple copies us about everything!1!1"
 
2014-07-15 03:10:01 PM
"UX?"  How much synergy was involved when that was made up?
 
2014-07-15 03:51:53 PM
Wasn't there already an iPhone a few years before Apple released their phone? I'm pretty sure that Linksys had one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_iPhone
 
2014-07-15 04:07:53 PM
I'm confused.  The galaxy already has a fingerprint scanner.
 
2014-07-15 04:25:11 PM

change1211: Wasn't there already an iPhone a few years before Apple released their phone? I'm pretty sure that Linksys had one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_iPhone


Yup. Then Cisco bought Linksys and sold the iPhone name to Apple.

I'm sure Apple will be offering a pile of cash to these guys too... They seem to get pretty emotionally invested in names.
 
2014-07-15 08:09:07 PM
All legal terms mean the same thing: patent, trademark, copyright, murder, trespassing... all interchangeable words. He could have just said "USPTO denies grand larceny of fingerprint scanner to Apple."

Now excuse me while I go patent the "journalist" with this 2x4...
 
2014-07-15 08:24:03 PM

Surool: Subby is bragging about Android copying Apple. Next up: "Apple copies us about everything!1!1"


BullBearMS: change1211: Wasn't there already an iPhone a few years before Apple released their phone? I'm pretty sure that Linksys had one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_iPhone

Yup. Then Cisco bought Linksys and sold the iPhone name to Apple.

I'm sure Apple will be offering a pile of cash to these guys too... They seem to get pretty emotionally invested in names.


Welp, Huey and Dewey are here... where's Louie?
 
2014-07-15 08:33:05 PM
Who spells "Interface" with an X?  Probably the same morans who don't know the difference between 'different' and 'differently'.
 
2014-07-15 08:45:11 PM

syrynxx: Who spells "Interface" with an X?  Probably the same morans who don't know the difference between 'different' and 'differently'.


I believe the X is for Xperience, not Xnterface. And on the same note, who calls an interface an "experience"?
 
2014-07-15 09:41:17 PM

Dragonflew: syrynxx: Who spells "Interface" with an X?  Probably the same morans who don't know the difference between 'different' and 'differently'.

I believe the X is for Xperience, not Xnterface. And on the same note, who calls an interface an "experience"?


Douchebro millennial hipsters working in Silicon Valley.
 
2014-07-15 09:56:59 PM
The f*ck did I just read?
 
2014-07-15 10:01:29 PM

Mytch: I'm confused.  The galaxy already has a fingerprint scanner.


So did another Android phone a few years ago (Atrix?). This is nothing new.
 
2014-07-15 10:38:02 PM
They should call it iFinger.

Except that violates prior art, if you can call my freshman backseat fumbling prior art.
 
2014-07-15 11:12:03 PM
As someone who is switching careers to UX, I approve of this headline!
 
2014-07-15 11:19:53 PM

Jclark666: Dragonflew: syrynxx: Who spells "Interface" with an X?  Probably the same morans who don't know the difference between 'different' and 'differently'.

I believe the X is for Xperience, not Xnterface. And on the same note, who calls an interface an "experience"?

Douchebro millennial hipsters working in Silicon Valley.


Jeez why so hostile? It was coined by Donald Norman in the 90s.http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Norman
 
2014-07-15 11:32:47 PM

jackmalice: They should call it iFinger.

Except that violates prior art, if you can call my freshman backseat fumbling prior art.


Don't be silly, people would have to believe something like that happened.
 
2014-07-16 12:14:23 AM

Holfax: All legal terms mean the same thing: patent, trademark, copyright, murder, trespassing... all interchangeable words. He could have just said "USPTO denies grand larceny of fingerprint scanner to Apple."

Now excuse me while I go patent the "journalist" with this 2x4...


I once raped a packet of Cigs from 7/11
 
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