Apple Responds to FutureTap Regarding Ripped-Off App UI Appearing in Patent Application

Ortwin Gentz:

So the use of the Where To? screenshot is not an offense in any way but merely an illustration that apps such as Where To? could make use of the invention. We feel honored over this mention and appreciate that Apple is looking into a proper attribution of the screenshot. In retrospective, I can say we wouldn‘t ever have considered the story alarming had the screenshot included a short attribution notice.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010