Tangible Law

Tangible and Intellectual Property Issues
University of Phoenix
May 31, 2009

Tangible and Intellectual Property Issues
Our learning team decided to research the information technology industry and chose to focus on Apple Incorporated.   Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has built a multi-billion dollar company through innovations in digital media and mobile technology.   Apple has a host of products that have revolutionized the way people experience music and video, manipulate and utilize software, and communicate with one another.   Three of Apple’s premier products are iTunes, the iPod Touch, and the iPhone.   With the inception of the App Store, consumers do not have to be limited to one piece of hardware in order to enjoy this technology.   Depending on what device a consumer owns, they can download music to their iTunes library, transfer purchases to their iPod Touch, or even customize software applications on their iPhone.   This degree of versatility is one of the reasons for the vast popularity of these products.

Which properties are significant to the industry?
“The Company offers a range of personal computing products, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, as well as a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions and various third-party hardware and software products” (Oppenheimer, 2009). This section will identify the tangible properties most significant to Apple Incorporated.
Personal Computers (PC):
The Mac Pro is ideal for business and professional consumers; updated March 2009 to feature two Intel Quad-Core Xeon processors, includes a direct attach storage solution, two SuperDrive disk drives, Bluetooth, and wireless networking capabilities. The iMac targets consumer, education, and business customers; LED backlit displays range from 21.5 inches to 27 inches. Models include built-in video camera, AirPort Extreme wireless networking, and wireless mouse. The Mac Mini is a...