e G o Maniac said:
There's something called "broad spectrum patents" you may want to look into. To claim to know so much about patents you sure didn't think about that.
"Broad spectrum patents" isn't an official subject with research or literature supporting it. This patent by Apple is very specific to its product. People get fired for drafting broad, unenforcible patents; thats a huge waste of time an money. Apple didnt patent the notification system, it patented APPLE'S notification system and the features and details specific to it.