Originally Posted by Rxpert83
Problems arise when you are able to copyright things like swyping to unlock or phones shaped like a rectangle...
Right, those are really "concepts" and not specific inventions. Technically they shouldn't be able to patent "concepts" such as swype to unlock, however they can patent the code they wrote to make that functionality work. Which is a slippery slope because at what point does that mean one company has a monopoly on all possible ways of interacting with a touch screen device, thereby eliminating any competition and stifling innovation?