Can we get a patent for an iphone application?

Discussion in 'iPhone Development' started by salamat2, May 28, 2009.

  1. salamat2

    salamat2 Member

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    I am developing an iphone application and am wondering if I couldnt my idea. Please let me know. Thanks
     
  2. Adam1389

    Adam1389 Active Member

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    The way I understand it, you can apply for a patent for whatever you want. I would check with Apple to ensure you can do it for an application though.
     
  3. salamat2

    salamat2 Member

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    Ok thanks
     
  4. John Tickles

    John Tickles New Member

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    It will be effective if you consult with the organization about the issue.I mean apple co.They can help you effectively if you have the attractive application.
     
  5. akshita

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    It is generally difficult to be granted patent for an idea. A specific way of implementing an idea that is totally different to everything before and not just your standard miniscule evolutionary step might have a chance.

    All this is of course a good thing, or Taito(?) would be the only company making shoot-em-ups as they release Space Invaders. Heck, we could be stuck with just one company making games at all as they could have patented the idea of making video-games.

    But, if you have a truly original game-mechanism you could be granted a patent. (I believe Tetris is a good example).