Apple has been granted cover flow patent.
If you are thinking of using it in your desgin...think again !
WTF... this patents are not right...
so can I patent the pixel???
so anyone who uses pixels should pay me a tax right?
plus this is wrong, because the patents are very expensive... for example... can I patent my app? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDJPBnSv0wc ? or my "alternative to multitouch gesture"?
no, because I don't have 100K or whatever worth a international patent... so maybe some company would patent my idea and I'am left outside, and my app becomes a app that stolen an idea... guess my youtube video counts for something...