updated 11:15 am EST, Thu February 8, 2007
Apple continuation patents
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office today published five continuation patents for Apple Inc., including patents for Spotlight and iPod. The five patents are titled "Methods and systems for managing permissions data and/or indexes," "Searching for commands and other elements of a user interface," "Method of synchronizing three or more electronic devices and a computer system for implementing that method," "Method and apparatus for generating object-oriented world wide web pages," and "Host Configured for Interoperation with Coupled Portable Media Player Device." The patents cover a broad range of technologies, from indexing and searching data to synchronizing three or more electronic devices. Two new patent applications also surfaced today alongside a European trademark application.