Apple is notoriously protective of their intellectual property. Even going so far as suing Samsung in a high-profile fight over the iPhone and iPad designs. But what if Apple didn't coin the name for one of their most celebrated products? Namely, the iPad.
Predictions for iPad-like gadgets predate Apple's device by decades. Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey featured tablety devices and Knight-Ridder released a concept video for a news tablet back in 1994. But before Apple unveiled the name iPad in 2010, nobody predicted that term. That is, nobody except for former Intel vice president Avram Miller.