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Apple nabs permit to experiment with self-driving iCars in Cali

gnasher729 Silver badge

Re: “Collision Avoidance Of Arbitrary Polygonal Obstacles.”

"As usual... Apple tries to patent something with boatloads of prior-art..."

It seems you don't understand the patent system at all.

The reason for the existence of patents is that the patent owner gets a time limited monopoly in exchange for publication, so that others can improve on the published patent. Yes, boatloads of prior art _is supposed to be there_. And then you improve the prior art and get a patent on the improvement.

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