An Apple A Day Won't Keep This Doctor Away

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A Des Moines Iowa physician, Peter V. Boesen, has filed a patent suit against Apple, claiming copyright infringement over iPhone's onscreen keyboard. Boesen holds a patent through a company called SP Technologies, who claims to have held a patent on iPhone's technology since 2004.

The irony in this story is that Mr. Boesen is currently sentenced to 51 months in a federal penitentiary on healthcare fraud charges. I guess Dr. Boesen never heard the phrase "Physician, heal thyself".

My prescription for the good Doctor is to take two cyanide pills and call me in the morning.

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Claim 1 requires, "automatically terminating the graphical keyboard area after the desired input is received in the input area." Iphone does not terminate the keyboard "automatically". Pressing "done" is not a "desired input". Claim 10 requires, "determining that further input from the user is no longer needed in the input area; and removing the graphical keyboard." Iphone does not do this either - iPhone doesn't determine whether further input from the user is needed. No infringement here. Plus, surely, Apple's well-paid IP attorneys will find a way to invalidate this patent.