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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
I could care less. I does not effect me in any way. Patents have always existed. You would understand how it feels if someone used your idea and made millions. What that patent doe is give you some of the profit too in order to use it.
I would generally agree with this.

But it doesn't change my opinion that the way the patent system works with today's fast-advancing technological industry still doesn't work.

If this does not get invalidated, it's still not going to change the fact that every smartphone OS manufacturer will either (a) still use it and license the tech., or (b) use a different method of having the user interact with the screen to unlock the phone (like inputting a PIN, or the connect-the-dots method on android, if that doesn't conflict with the statements in this patent).

Does anyone know if this patent would also extend to sliding-to-answer a phone call as well? Or just unlocking the device?
    
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post #132 of 326
Wow. They just hand these patents out like candy.
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
Maybe we could look at this as a good thing. If enough companies start patenting everything, maybe the government and justice system will get fed up enough to step in and fix the system. As it stands it seems to easy to patent certain things, like a rectangular tablet...
+1

That's really the only positive way to look at it.
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post #134 of 326
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Originally Posted by Shame486 View Post
More reasons to hate Apple.
I will never ever buy a ****ty Apple product.
you can say their stuff is bad all you want, but the world says otherwise. lol
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Originally Posted by Blindrage606 View Post
How is it irrelevant to disregard a completely pertinent and referenced patent, within the same realm? Because if drawn into consideration, it makes your logic null? How does the aforementioned statement effect the lesser audience? And the point of both differ in what regards,exactly?(assuming that there is a conceived difference)

Hardly a rebuttal.
Learn the difference between effect and affect. Otherwise you'll come off as pretentious.
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Well, it was phrased as a question. But that doesn't look like a touch screen? How could they swipe across the screen to unlock it? Unless I'm mistaken. Also how long ago was this?

does anyone have any proof that there were phones using a slide to unlock feature (on a screen) back then? I don't think any existed.

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The patent office is a joke.
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so apple does it again...some how they get away with this? Next thing im going to see is that Apple has patent out on the color white, anything with a bite taken out of it, anything with a touch screen, retangles, touch pads, and of course anything made out of aluminum......gg patent office for allowing this you morons...

and just a heads up to anybody out there that is saying "apple was the first to use this" no...i have seen this technology before the first iPhone and i have even seen it on terminals at the grocery store when i was a kid and thought it was the coolest thing ever...this kind of thing needs to stop....

while their products arent "bad" their business practices are.....i had an macbook (the 13 inch black model) years ago for school and the only reason i had it was becuase i got it free through my moms office for school and it was a good computer, but there were such better machines for the price. The OS can be put on pretty much any machne today so the premium price is pretty much a name, the apple logo and that OS....yes solid machine, but again i have seen better.....

w/e no matter what we say or think about apple they dont care. All the art kids, media people, richy idiots and people who are sold on hype will continue to buy an apple product. Their products are fine, but from a business stand poitnt hey are garbage and if you think otherwise your an idiot.....
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Learn the difference between effect and affect. Otherwise you'll come off as pretentious.
Im glad you missed the point otherwise, and providing no viable input towards the discussion. Go away now.
 
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They mention the iPhone in the video, so clearly the iPhone was out during this review.

According to wikipedia the iPhone would have been out one month prior to this device.

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Neonode has produced three handset models: the "N1", the "N1m", and the "N2", which were available as of August 2007.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neonode
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