[lg policy] Apple patents page-turning. What's next, the letter "i"?

Baron, Dennis E debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Thu Nov 22 17:57:03 UTC 2012

There's a new post on the Web of Language:

Apple patents page-turning. What's next, the letter "i"?

Apple has just patented page turning. On Nov. 13, 2012, the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple patent no. D670,713s<http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/patog/week46/OG/html/1384-2/USD0670713-20121113.html> for a “display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface.” In plain English, that’s a page turner®.

Read the full post at the Web of Language: http://bit.ly.weblan

And Happy Thanksgiving.

Dennis Baron
Professor of English and Linguistics
Department of English
University of Illinois
608 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

office: 217-305-0067
fax: 217-333-4321


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