iPhone NDA关于专利吗?

iPhone开发者的明显原因挫折苹果继续推出iPhone SDK NDA是因为它阻碍了开放式协作可可开发人员习惯使用公共邮件列表,博客帖子和第三方参考书籍NDA禁止这种开放性But the other thing is it seems baffling; it’s hard to see how Apple benefits by not lifting the NDA.

DF读者杰布昨天通过电子邮件发送了令我震惊的内容,这是迄今为止我听到的最可信的解释:

At my company, our lawyers advised us to keep what we considered more-or-less public software under NDA for a very long time because demoing software to someone under NDA, no matter how many people it is, avoids “publishing” the software and any inventions contained therein.  We know Apple’s been building up a patent strategy around multi-touch; maybe their lawyers believe there are patentable inventions described in the iPhone SDK and they are telling Apple to keep everything under NDA until they know provisional patents can be filed within a reasonable amount of time (you get a year after publishing in the US, but in the EU, I think you forfeit any patent claims once your invention is “published”).

It’s like, it doesn’t matter at all how broad/leaky the NDA process is, in the eyes of the USPTO, every invention in the iPhone SDK is a non-published invention and will continue to be so until the NDA is lifted.

因此,如果软件专利的整个领域还不足以拖累行业,我们可能会将其归咎于NDA。