Apple today filed a trademark for the name “Noteworthy,” according to Patently Apple. It’s classification with the international code 009 — which includes categorizations such as computer software for authoring, downloading, transmitting, receiving, editing, extracting, encoding, decoding, displaying, storing and organizing text, graphics, images, and electronic publications and pre-recorded computer programs for personal information management, character recognition software, electronic mail and messaging software, mobile telephone software — led Patently Apple to speculate that this could represent a new app that would provide optical character recognition capabilities or provide scanner functionality to your iPhone. Although these are fun speculations, the computer software classification is quite broad and not all that specific, so the speculations should be taken with a grain of salt.
The patent also includes a second classification under printers’ type. This may relate to a new font that was included with the recent iOS update to version 4.3, which is called Noteworthy. Whether there is a connection between this new font and an undisclosed app is unclear.
In fact, some of Apple’s other trademarked fonts have also been assigned the international code 009. This includes Charcoal, the default menu font in OS 8 and 9, and Monaco, which shipped with all versions of Mac OS X.
Conclusion: This patent is not so noteworthy after all.
Article Via MacRumors