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http://fosspatents.blogspot.com/2011/07/these-tables-show-how-android-infringes.html


can't pick which part to quote . upon reading the article

Apple seems to have a patent against all touch screen smart phones O_O
    
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That's just a blog of the court case...nothing has been decided yet, has it?

no...they are still fighting over this one.
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I saw a post on Engadget earlier that said HTC is in talks of settling with them.
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Originally Posted by blackshot316;14353694 
I saw a post on Engadget earlier that said HTC is in talks of settling with them.

Google stepped in the other day to help HTC out as well.

Nothing will get banned. At most...Apple might get a check from HTC, but I don't expect it to be too much. Well, not much in the world of big buiseness.
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What's funny is that Apple is only hurting themselves. Without a competitor to learn from, you won't advance far, and people get bored. New tech will come, and Apply might not be ready this time
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What's funny is that Apple is only hurting themselves. Without a competitor to learn from, you won't advance far, and people get bored. New tech will come, and Apply might not be ready this time

*Take away function, add it again 2 generations later*

"New, magical feature!"

*Zombies buy*
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*Take away function, add it again 2 generations later*

"New, magical feature!"

*Zombies buy*
Hmm good point. This already happened a few times, too? Didn't it? I can't remember what they are, exactly, but Apple did it.
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Hmm good point. This already happened a few times, too? Didn't it? I can't remember what they are, exactly, but Apple did it.

Backlit keyboards is one of them.

I think they also stole wireless sych off of someone after they removed his app out of the appstore.
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The '647 patent accomplishes this by identifying the structure, associating candidate actions to the structures, enabling selections of an action, and automatically performing the selected action on the structure. For instance, the system may receive data that includes a phone number, highlight it for a user, and then, in response to a user's interaction with the highlighted text, offer the user the choice of making a phone call to the number.

??? How can this be patented by Apple? Even the basic of phones can do this and could do this before even 1st gen iPhone... I''m seriously confused as to how they got the ruling in their favor.
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The first claim basically states that they can't display phone numbers on their phone.

The second one basically says that their phone can't have any hardware in it, and if it does, its not allowed to communicate with the CPU. This one actually applies to every computer ever made. If you have a video card, audio chip, pretty much anything other than a cpu, then its infringing on Apple's patent.



And people wonder why I hate Apple. rolleyes.gif
    
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