Apple Patents the Page Turn

By Deane Barker on November 19, 2012

Apple Now Owns the Page Turn: The patent system is officially a joke.

This design patent, titled, “Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface,” gives Apple the exclusive rights to the page turn in an e-reader application.

Yes, that’s right. Apple now owns the page turn. You know, as when you turn a page with your hand. An “interface” that has been around for hundreds of years in physical form. I swear I’ve seen similar animation in Disney or Warner Brothers cartoons.

Apple is claiming their animation style for this is specific.  I call BS.



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