Aug 15 - Microsoft Invented The I-Pod?

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 08-15-2005, 09:14 PM         #1
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Aug 15 - Microsoft Invented The I-Pod?
 

 
Shocking news and a new chapter in the digital music wars. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a March 2004 patent application by Apple Computer for the iPod.
Apple's patent for a "graphical user interface and methods of use thereof in a multimedia player" was rejected last month and the patent examiner cited in the ruling an earlier application by Microsoft, filed after the iPod was introduced but before Apple sought its own patent.

"It's incredibly embarrassing," said industry analyst Rob Enderle. "That just makes it look like someone at Apple wasn't on the ball in terms of filing the patent at the right time."

Natalie Kerris, Apple spokeswoman, said the company invented and publicly released the iPod interface before the Microsoft patent application,
as cited by USPTO in its ruling.

"Apple has received many patents for inventions related to iPod, and has many more patents pending," Kerris said. "The U.S. patent process is often a lengthy one, involving much back and forth with the U.S. patent office. Apple will continue to pursue this patent application, as well as the many others covering iPod innovations."

Microsoft has stated that they don’t have any plans to block iPod sales. David Kaefer, Business Development Director for Microsoft's Intellectual Property and Licensing Group said:

"We have a long-standing practice of licensing things to Apple and licensing Apple's patents to use in our products. Our approach is to recognize that, frankly, we're both mutually dependent on the good ideas of one another."

The patent is discussion is the one John C Platt, a Microsoft employee, filed on behalf of the software giant for a “system for automatically generating music playlists based on one or more seed songs selected by a user.” The invention by Platt was called “Auto DJ”. This patent does not affect the clickwheel featured in the iPod.


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Although this patent doesn’t affect the right for Apple to sell the iPod, Apple might have to pay Microsoft royalties for every iPod it sells. More interesting, Microsoft could sell its own iPod variation as long as it does not infringe in any patent granted to Apple. Lawyers could also reach an agreement between both companies so Microsoft could use Apple patents and vice versa.

Earlier this year, Microsoft tapped Robbie Bach, Chief Xbox Officer and Senior Vice President of the Home and Entertainment Division, to revamp the company's digital-music strategy and compete better with Apple and its iPod, iTunes music service.


We can’t wait to learn what Bach and Microsoft are preparing in order to compete with Apple and its iPod portable music player.

Stay tuned. We’ll have more on Apple, Microsoft and iPod as it develops.


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20 comments for "Aug 15 - Microsoft Invented The I-Pod?"

 08-15-2005, 09:24 PM         #2
TrkyMfns 
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Damn.
 08-15-2005, 09:28 PM         #3
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Although this patent doesn’t affect the right for Apple to sell the iPod, Apple might have to pay Microsoft royalties for every iPod it sells.




Last edited by experience_it; 08-15-2005 at 09:29 PM..
 11 years ago '04        #4
Jigga0o7 
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Daaamn that's some weak sh*t...
 08-15-2005, 10:24 PM         #5
ILL-NoisE (CHI) 
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crazyness
i have a 60GB iPOD . sh*t is great
 11 years ago '05        #6
alkoholyck 2 heat pts
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 ILL-NoisE (CHI) said:
crazyness
i have a 60GB iPOD . sh*t is great
dam i thought it only went up to 40GB
 08-15-2005, 11:15 PM         #7
ILL-NoisE (CHI) 
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 alkoholyck said:
dam i thought it only went up to 40GB
nope its 60 GB
its the newer ones the one that is in color and shoes pictures lol even though i have no clue how to put the pictures on it lol
o werll i only wish i could put vidoes on it
lol some dude my ma knows bought it for me for my graduation
 11 years ago '04        #8
LMB 
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Damn Microsoft OWN everythin, lol
 08-16-2005, 06:43 AM         #9
c00lburn 
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Technically you can put anything you want on it because its a hard drive. When u hook it up to your pc, not sure if it works the same on mac, but when u go into "my computer" it shows up as a removable disk, like another hard drive, u can go in there and copy sh*t to it.
 11 years ago '05        #10
Obscene 
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didnt know that...
 11 years ago '04        #11
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 ILL-NoisE (CHI) said:
crazyness
i have a 60GB iPOD . sh*t is great
craziness...i gotta 20 GB sony netwalkman...i put like 25 albums on it plus singles & only used up 2 or 3 GB...if i ain't bout 2 use up 20GB wut u gonna do wit 60...lol
 08-16-2005, 07:13 AM         #12
roclo7 
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So whats the deal? Is there gonna be a new type of ipod or something? I need to know before i go out and cop the new 20gb ipod color.
 11 years ago '04        #13
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Apple more than likely is just going to come up with a new interface with it's next incarnation of ipod due to come some time in oct-nov, before the holiday season.
It doesn't take a genius to figure that out. However for some of you, it might.
 08-16-2005, 08:42 AM         #14
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 ILL-NoisE (CHI) said:
nope its 60 GB
its the newer ones the one that is in color and shoes pictures lol even though i have no clue how to put the pictures on it lol
o werll i only wish i could put vidoes on it
lol some dude my ma knows bought it for me for my graduation
he called a client homie
 08-17-2005, 09:39 AM         #15
blazemix 
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^^^lol @ u givin me hate, truth hurts?
 11 years ago '04        #16
Phemom 
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Now maybe we can get a IPod that supports WMA, that would help alot.
 08-17-2005, 04:56 PM         #17
MrMischief66 
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we was just talkin about this in my networking class the other day. Apple invented the Ipod, but Microsoft got the patent in for it before they did. So technically, Microsoft owns the idea.
 08-17-2005, 05:02 PM         #18
1up 
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 blazemix said:
he called a client homie

ahahahaha oh sh*t
 11 years ago '04        #19
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lmfao.............. that sucks........
 08-17-2005, 09:56 PM         #20
shonuff12 
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 MrMischief66 said:
we was just talkin about this in my networking class the other day. Apple invented the Ipod, but Microsoft got the patent in for it before they did. So technically, Microsoft owns the idea.

^^finally someone with a brain...microsh*t stealing as always
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