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Apple granted patent on slide to unlock, even though it existed 2 years before they invented it

http://www.androidcentral.com/apple-granted-patent-slide-unlock-even-though-it-existed-2-years-they-invented-it
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post #312 of 326
they went patent crazy after steve died...
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This patent can't work. Literally. It stops everything touch related which encompasses the world now.

At this rate, I can see the 2012 thing happening. End of the world from a world-wide riot against Apple anyone?
     
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So this covers the Android patterns too? Wow lame.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunkylad View Post
Cool, does that mean that all of us Android users now must go to jail for using a device that is in violation of patent laws?

What else are you suppose to do for a touch screen phone to unlock, lick to unlock? push to unlock? Throw at a wall to unlock? Hate on apple to unlock?
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilhe4e12345 View Post
just a heads up apple, if you think im in violation of your patent because i have an inspire then please, by all means try and stop me...please....
It just doesn't work that way. When Apple goes after Samsung for having phones that use the Slide to Unlock patent they hold, they're going to demand some sort of licensing fee to use that feature.

It's Samsung and other manufacturers that will have to pay.

Though, someone pointed out that Apple already tried to use this in court and it didn't stand.

Quote:
It did work as expected in the Netherlands though, and Samsung has already brought the lowly Neonode N1m in front of the court there -- and had Apple's claims over slide to unlock determined to be "trivial and likely invalid", and the court refused to consider them.
http://www.androidcentral.com/apple-...medium=twitter
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congratulations for continuing to up the bar in all time low businesses Apple!
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post #317 of 326
Good thing my HTC desire lets me create my own gesture to unlock it
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post #318 of 326
this really has no bearing on the newest android OS.

In ICS you don't slide anything, you flick away the lock, you flick away notifications, you flick away everything. I suspect by 2013 when ICS will be the dominate android OS that this will no longer be an issue.

Between now and then Google and the others can keep apple tied up in court and not have to change a thing.
post #319 of 326
This just in...

Apple patents the entire Universe.
post #320 of 326
If I said what my thoughts towards Apple were, I would be banned from OCN.

This is the most pathetic company I have ever seen. It makes my ill thinking about these people at Apple thinking of patenting stupid crap like this. There should be a law against patent hoarding.
Edited by Shaded War - 10/29/11 at 1:23am
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