The Macalope: Pad derangement syndrome


If it had been longer, one would have hoped you could have come up with a better lede.

What's chapping Bob's rump this week is the name "iPad," which Fujitsu apparently lays claim to.

Of course, Apple gets special dispensation from God to do whatever it pleases (Steve Jobs is a living saint, after all), so don't expect Fujitsu to get much traction out of the fact it happens to own that trademark.

Well, they probably wouldn't be too concerned about that, Bob, because, you know, .

Something similar happened with the iPhone, which was a product name trademarked by Infogear and owned by Linksys after it acquired Infogear in 2000, and subsequently passed on to Cisco when it snapped up Linksys in 2003.