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post #111 of 326
Lol so many people mad a apple. They're just doing what a company our to make a profit would do. Blame to patent office for granting it, not apple for making that money baby. I'm not mad, I'm jealous.


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post #112 of 326
Utter bull. I have a lot of words to describe apple, but I can't write them in this thread. They're retarded though. Bunch of crooks and thieves who can't come up with an original idea to save their lives. If they actually did come up with an idea of their own, they'd have thousands of patents on it.
Edited by MrTolkinghorn - 10/29/11 at 12:39am
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post #113 of 326
Haha. You guys have obviously never been in a situation at a company where something you've worked very hard on was ripped off. The concept would seem simple to most people but know one else was doing it. We've patented several things at my company. Thank goodness for the patent system or we would be out of business or close to it.

Apple's patent may seem simple but no one else was doing it before.
    
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post #114 of 326
Quote:
Originally Posted by ramkatral View Post
They're just doing what a company out to make a profit would do.
Which is exactly why patents should be banned by law. All they do is inhibit competition, so the corporations get rich and the consumers get screwed over.
post #115 of 326
so now what?/ i just unlocked my HTC EVO... is some guys in black suits going to come and carry me away from the school library like i hacked into home land security or something??


I want to say SOOO manythings but ALL violate ToS with OCN so i will just say I dont like you Apple.


that being said, i have turned 7 people at work already from iphone5 to driods due to apples patent trolling so once this stuff his mainstream media news people are gunna start shying away from apple
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What's next, are they gonna patent the power button?
No, the next thing Apple will patent is touching any electronic device with your fingers.
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post #117 of 326
Apple didn't invent crap the actual filing date on the patent is June 2nd 2009. Well after gesture based unlocking was on every phone.

Apple is patent trolling plain and simple. Gesture or pattern based unlocking was around long before this, this will probably be over turned in a court down the road, everyone calm down.
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At this point, im going to assume that apple has applied for a few other patents, which include, but are not limited to;

1 - PC Hardware...All of it.

2 - Wireless Networks (Carriers), Soon Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T, will all be come apple wireless.

3 - Control of the world, apple will soon try to sue Kim Jong Ill.
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Haha. You guys have obviously never been in a situation at a company where something you've worked very hard on was ripped off. The concept would seem simple to most people but know one else was doing it. We've patented several things at my company. Thank goodness for the patent system or we would be out of business or close to it.

Apple's patent may seem simple but no one else was doing it before.
Oh come on... this is a case of government officials giving credit where it isn't due. Perhaps there was incentives for those officials perhaps there was not my guess would be the former. Either way there was no hard work or ripping off of this function since it would be a natural progression of the device in the market.

Any one with half a brain could come up with "Hey lets put a specific spot on the touchscreen to slide your finger from one spot to the next to unlock it." Seriously the politics behind it though they cannot be discussed here aren't too hard to figure out. Either that or the people approving these patents can't set their own wrist watch and apple is taking advantage of that (which I doubt).
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I and others are beginning to notice that Apple's patents aren't going to hurt anything. They'll just make some clown lawyer a paycheck.

Tech companies love to sue each other, let them continue. It's ultimately up to the judge.

That said. I would burn 90% of patents if I were in charge of the patent office. That place is a innovation squashing troll.
    
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