Jeff Sexton

Monday, January 28, 2008

Internet Phones Invented

Good news! Someone has just now invented a phone with a camera, internet connectivity, and the ability to download and play media! Wow! I can't believe no one thought of this before, but there it is. The US Patent and trademark Office, in its wisdom, has awarded a patent for just such a phone.

The "company" that was awarded the patent prompted filed legal actions against Apple, Nokia, RIM, Sprint, AT&T, HP, Motorola, Sony and others.

More here:

http://techdirt.com/articles/20080124/16382062.shtml

And here is the patent itself, awarded January 22 2008:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=7,321,783&OS=7,321,783&RS=7,321,783

Another triumph of American innovation...

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