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The confusing non-confrontational custody battle over who owns Thunderbolt trademark between Apple, and Intel has reached a conclusion. Rights to the trademark Thunderbolt, the new I/O technology co-developed by Intel...
05-20-2011, 11:35 AM #1
Clarification: Intel Owns Thunderbolt Trademark, Not Apple
The confusing non-confrontational custody battle over who owns Thunderbolt trademark between Apple, and Intel has reached a conclusion.
Rights to the trademark Thunderbolt, the new I/O technology co-developed by Intel and Apple, were originally filed by Apple. However, these rights are in the process of being transferred to Intel.
"As part of our collaboration with Apple, they did some of the initial trademark filings. Intel has full rights to the Thunderbolt trademark now and into the future. The Thunderbolt name will be used going forward on all platforms, irrespective of operating system."- Intel Senior Communications Manager Dave Salvator
Intel is still hard at work trying to implement the optical cable technology they originally planned for Thunderbolt/Lightpeak.
"The (Thunderbolt optical) cable could carry power in the same cable (running next to optical part of cable), but exact product plans are still to be announced."- Salvator
Source: Bright Side of News
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 05-20-2011 at 11:42 AM.
05-20-2011, 11:38 AM #2
Yay it'll be like USB, anyone can use it!
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05-20-2011, 12:00 PM #3
How long will this take to implement into all the devices we use? Probably 10 years or so. This will be a ways off until we are able to use it as we use USB.
05-20-2011, 12:02 PM #4
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05-20-2011, 03:57 PM #6
Thank god, I'm all for Apple but that would just hinder the thunderport platform.
05-20-2011, 04:32 PM #7
It would be awesome to see thunderbolt as the universal standard in the next few years. I don't mind a couple minutes to sync my phone but if it can be done in a few seconds it would be nice.
05-20-2011, 10:08 PM #8