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.
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?