Intellectual Properly is a series where we seek to set the record straight on the day’s hottest patent, copyright and related intellectual property issues in the tech world. It’s Tuesday, so you know what that means: newly minted patents are here.
Today’s fun comes straight from Cupertino via the US Patent and Trademark Office and includes another scrolling patent — US patent no. 8,223,134 to be exact. The ‘134 patent claims priority back to 2007 and includes pretty broad coverage on a disappearing vertical scroll bar on portable touch screen devices. Here’s a summary of the key portions of the first and broadest claim in the patent: (via Intellectual Properly: Apple patents disappearing vertical scroll indicator | The Verge)