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Tanks for nothing; there’s no Apple Tank or iBus rolling our way

In yesterday’s patent report, I pointed out a weird Apple patent for “a steering device for an articulated vehicle.” 

Why was that strange? An articulated vehicle has a permanent or semi-permanent pivoting joint in its construction, allowing the vehicle to turn more sharply. There are a variety of articulated vehicles, from tanks to heavy equipment to buses, trams and trains. 

Sorry, but there’s no iTank or iBus in the future (well, as far as I know). As noted by The MacObserver, the law firm handling patents for Apple says the patent was accidentally assigned to the wrong company thanks to a clerical error.

The Morrison and Foerster law firm filed a Request for Certification of Correction on Aug. 9stating Apple was unintentionally named as the patent assignee due to a “typographical error.” The patent actually belongs to military vehicle maker BAE Systems.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.