Apple Hit With Bizarre, Poorly Scanned iPhone Browsing Patent Suit

by admin November 25, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Granted, there aren’t that many original ways to sue Apple anymore, but this one is just peculiar. Elliot Gottfurcht, a successful commercial real estate developer, is suing the company because he claims to hold a patent for “the way the iPhone navigates the Internet.” He was indeed granted an internet-ish patent in late October, but it’s hard to see how exactly it relates to Apple, or how this isn’t just another example of Hail Mary patent extortion plot.

UPDATE:It looks like the crux of Gottfurcht’s claim against Apple is buried in the middle of the patent, and regards a number of methods for navigating web content.

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