Microsoft Page-Turning Patent Could Spell Trouble For Apple's iBooks

07/12/2010 12:53 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Apple, Amazon, and others have worked hard to simulate the experience of reading a book on a tablet computer, device or smartphone. Specifically, Apple's iBooks iPad application has a page turning feature that replicates the curling of a page when you flip pages in a book. But Microsoft is claiming that it invented this feature in a patent application, according to a GoRumors report.

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