Posted by: macintoshsisters | December 8, 2006

Apple files for ‘Clipview applications’ patent pointing to a spreadsheet

On December 7, the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple’s patent application titled ‘Clipview applications.’ One of the key points to this patent is its focus on spreadsheets and could indirectly be linked to Apple’s “Numbers” trademark. Apple’s European filing for “Numbers” was given “registered status” on July 4, 2006. Out of the three similar patents filed today, only this patent points to spreadsheets specifically in both its summary and patent claims. The remainder of the patent pertains to Apple’s Dashboard and generally Widgets.

Full article at Macnn


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