Apple Now Owns "iPad" Entirely

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Maybe Steve Jobs had coffee with Fujitsu's CEO too: They've given the "iPad" trademark to Apple. After the iPad event, making the name official, a confused Fujitsu claimed the name "iPad" was still very much theirs. Not anymore.


We're not sure what kind of deal the two companies struck—money, patents, licenses, who knows—but the public record says what matters: iPad belongs entirely to Apple. A bit different than iPhone, which Apple shared with Cisco after a similar brouhaha-ha. [USPTO via Patent Authority]



Until I get a formal guarantee that this will keep society safe from the release of tampons with internet/Twitter capability, I won't rest easy.