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Originally Posted by refeek View Post
Because Android was in development in '05 and probably had this anyways?

Slide to unlock may not have been 'popular' but it existed prior to their applying for a patent. The only reason Apple wins things like this is popularity and a lot of cash.


Edit: They claim that Microsoft and IBM are the enemy because of things like this. So why is it different when they do it?





Nobody should be able to own intellectual property that existed prior to the patent application. That is silly - if the original developer didn't want it patented, then nobody should be allowed to patent it.
This was Android before iPhone release in 2007.



It was a Blackberry clone at the time, instead of iPhone clone(because Blackberry had the marketshare) therefore it technically would have a dedicated lock button. This is just a simulator image though. But you see where they were with it.
    
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You guys can keep complaining about this patent, and the patent officer who approved it...

But you have to realize that a patent officer just follows a set of guidelines, tests, and past Federal Court patent rulings in order to determine if the idea (intellectual property) is unique and patentable. Nothing more. If someone chooses to dispute the patent, or in the case where the patent is denied, further action is required in a federal court.

This debate seems to be all about Apple, and the detestation of them. Haters gonna Hate... How come no one complained when Amazon patented "One Click Ordering"?
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Originally Posted by xandypx View Post
You guys can keep complaining about this patent, and the patent officer who approved it...

How come no one complained when Amazon patented "One Click Ordering"?
I didn't know about it. Amazon couldn't have been the first with that.

I hate how the patent system works against us and why do some people on OCN support this? These things are in no way good for the consumer, apple fan or not, this is still not good news for you. Unless of course you happen to work for apple because this makes your job easier. Don't need to come out with something new when you can block out the competition.

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Originally Posted by CrazyHeaven View Post
These things are in no way good for the consumer, ...Don't need to come out with something new when you can block out the competition.
The company with the patent doesn't need to come up with something new, but their competitor does. That makes it good for the consumer in the long run. Look what has happened:

Apple patents "slide to unlock"
Android, who knew this was coming, develop and implement "face unlock"
Apple has to come up with something new
Consumer ultimately enjoys better product and gets to have a good moan in the process.

I'm not saying that the patent system is the greatest thing ever, it really isn't, but it is not necessarily always bad for the consumer.

Bit of a repeat of my earlier post but hey.
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dont hate the player in the patent game, but hate the patent system (game)
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it covers complex gestures , not just the basic swipe. Including androids password screen rolleyes.gif

http://hothardware.com/News/Apple-Patents-Slide-To-Unlock-Feature-All-Android-Devices-Now-In-Violation/

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So just about every tablet and smartphone in existence is in violation? Wow Apple...
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And we were wondering what direction Apple would take after the demise of their fearless leader...
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Repost:

http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...ock-slide.html

Not from the same article, but it's the same general topic. And has enough basis to bring out Apple-hate rage.
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