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[Bnet]Apple Looks to Burn Google with 3rd Party In-App Purchase Patent

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Apple has spared no effort in trying to injure its arch mobile rival through the courts, like blocking Android vendors from important markets through patent and trademark infringement suits. Now it’s developing an additional angle: an attempt to patent in-application purchases from third parties, as an application filed on April 26, 2010 and made public on Thursday made clear. Here’s what the patent, if granted, would actually cover, and why the impact would be hard on Google.
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I'm embarrassed for the human race when I read this.
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Google (GOOG) has widened Android’s U.S. smartphone lead over Apple (APPL). In the quarter that ended in August, Android handsets had a 43.7 percent market share, according to comScore, versus 27.3 percent for the iPhone. And given that there’s no iPhone 5, the lead could continue to extend.
Folks are wising up apple, get real or get gone...
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I hope apple crashed and burns.
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This is getting out of hand! Apple just can't compete so they have resorted to taking full advantage of a broken system while also making a bad name for themselves in the long run. Eventually companies will fight back in spades and apple will get served because even though they are big they are 1 in a sea of other large corporations.
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lol i can't see this getting passed.. if it does O.o wth is wrong with the people passing the patent.

EDIT:
Can google or any other company actually protest against such a patent claim?
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lol i can't see this getting passed.. if it does O.o wth is wrong with the people passing the patent.

EDIT:
Can google or any other company actually protest against such a patent claim?
I believe they can but only on the grounds of it being against something they have patented or invented etc... I don't know if they can't fight a patent on general terms. I could be wrong though.
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This..

Kind of disappointed really, because Google is now the one being innovative and they're the ones being targeted
post #9 of 76
When the zipper was invented it was patented. Maybe we should freak out about that too? It's on all my pants!!!
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The courts are just buzzing nonstop nowadays.
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