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Slide to unlock is like multitouch. Very popular today, but FIVE years ago when Apple applied for the patent, it certainly WAS NOT.

Keep it in perspective.

Also just read that Italy rules against Samsung's request for injunction on the iPhone 4S

Is anyone else seeing the trend here?
Edited by ForumViewer - 10/26/11 at 1:05pm
 
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post #192 of 326
This is getting ridiculous. Apple needs to be destroyed.
post #193 of 326
Quote:
Originally Posted by ForumViewer;15463624 
Slide to unlock is like multitouch. Very popular today, but FIVE years ago when Apple applied for the patent, it certainly WAS NOT.

Keep it in perspective.

Also just read that Italy rules against Samsung's request for injunction on the iPhone 4S

Is anyone else seeing the trend here?

Yes, apple has a good legal team, but Samsung does not. doh.gif
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post #194 of 326
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth;15462998 
I think most people in this thread are missing the point.

You're hating on Apple, and for what? Because they took advantage of a flawed system to make a profit? Guys, they're a damn corporate entity, they have shareholders to make happy! The only way you do that is by giving them a pension they will never be able to spend!

You should all be directing your hate towards the patent office, these are the people who are letting these things through.

So what you're saying is if someone brings a gun into a school and starts murdering children we should direct our anger towards the government for allowing that person to buy a gun?


Just because a system is flawed it doesn't give them an excuse for amoral behaviour. Apple isn't doing this to protect their assets or even to make a profit through licensing like Microsoft does. They are doing this with the sole intention of harming their competition, since we all know it was the late Steve Jobs' mission to completely destroy Android. Aside from the obvious patent misuse that's an anti-trust violation, and should land Apple in the same hot water as Microsoft in the 90s.
    
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Someone got paid...
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Wow how can anyone support a company like this?
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post #197 of 326
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinman46;15463160 
Lol what?


Samsung and Apple are not the only phone makers out there
Yo, Mr. Vinman.

They are working towards this. You respond to my post as if I said they are the ONLY CURRENT smart phone manufacturers. I never said that.

I said, if you could READ, that they are working TOWARDS a monopoly. They are patenting EVERYTHING smartphone, and eventually it could lead to them having the only phones with touch screens, or buttons. Heck, they might find a way to own the patent to portable communication. They jumped through hoops so far...
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post #198 of 326
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Originally Posted by nathris;15463771 
Just because a system is flawed it doesn't give them an excuse for amoral behaviour. Apple isn't doing this to protect their assets or even to make a profit through licensing like Microsoft does. They are doing this with the sole intention of harming their competition, since we all know it was the late Steve Jobs' mission to completely destroy Android. Aside from the obvious patent misuse that's an anti-trust violation, and should land Apple in the same hot water as Microsoft in the 90s.


Apple applied for the patent long before Android or iOS was on a smartphone. Why are you all ignoring this fact?

edit - pardon my typo
Edited by ForumViewer - 10/26/11 at 1:27pm
 
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post #199 of 326
Quote:
Originally Posted by ForumViewer;15463624 
Slide to unlock is like multitouch. Very popular today, but FIVE years ago when Apple applied for the patent, it certainly WAS NOT.

It's protecting the investment you made in developing and designing the feature.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IcedEarth;15462998 
I think most people in this thread are missing the point.

You're hating on Apple, and for what? Because they took advantage of a flawed system to make a profit? Guys, they're a damn corporate entity, they have shareholders to make happy! The only way you do that is by giving them a pension they will never be able to spend!

You should all be directing your hate towards the patent office, these are the people who are letting these things through.

Exactly! Just like every other corportation out there worth anything, Apple is patenting everything that they work on. It's not like they submitted this patent a couple of weeks ago.

Do I agree with this patent being granted? No, but blame the system not the players. thumb.gif
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