Steve Jobs Vowed To Patent Everything Apple Invented After Being Stung By $100m iPod Fine [Report]


Steve Jobs introducing the iPod mini. Photo: Apple
Steve Jobs vowed to patent everything Apple invented after being stung by patent suit.

Apple’s overactive approach to defending its patents may sometimes make it look like one of the industry’s biggest bullies, but you may be surprised to hear that the Cupertino used to patent hardly anything. In fact, it only began patenting its inventions after years of patent suit losses, one of which saw the company fined $100 million for creating the iPod.