Apple Wins Patents for Integrated Touch Screen, Voicemail & More

By borfast

"Apple Wins Patents for Integrated Touch Screen, Voicemail & More"

Am I the only one to see how ridicule this is? Granting patents for things that were invented by others, years ago? And what for? Imagine that instead of wasting all the time and money they do in protecting "their" inventions, they'd invest it in doing something good for the world. So much could be achieved but no, preventing others from doing something, so that they can't compete with them, is way more important. When will people learn that sharing is more beneficial to everyone, than hiding knowledge from each other? They should spend some time reading http://righttocreate.blogspot.com/. And don't even get me started on the US patents system allowing this kind of shit! I wonder if they'd let me patent a method for exchanging oxygen for carbon dioxide in the pulmonary alveoli by passive diffusion of gases between the alveolar gas and the blood in lung capillaries...