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In a well-timed stroke of luck for Google, a patent for unlocking mobile devices that it filed in August 2010 was granted to the Chocolate Factory earlier this month. The patent details a method for unlocking a computer with user inputs including touch and will provide Google's phone partners with some welcome relief after Apple's recent win on their slide-to-unlock patent in Germany.



A German court ruled yesterday that Motorola's Android phones were infringing on Apple's patent on using a slide motion to unlock the screen on a mobile device. Motorola will appeal and claim it will not affect sales of current devices, but it raises the danger that other Android phones in Germany would be vulnerable to the same ban.



Google's new patent covers using touch to take a computer device from a locked to an unlocked state. It could give the next generation of Android phones a legally-safe unlock option and offer much needed relief for Motorola, Samsung and HTC from the headache of Apple's persistent lawsuits over the feature.



Google filed the patent back in August 6, 2010, 11 days before Apple were awarded the slide-to-unlock patent on 17 August 2010 which has caused so many lawsuits in the past 18 months.




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Haha this is great... they applied for this patent 11 days before Apple applied for their slide to unlock patent.
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would this not mean apple is infringing now?
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would this not mean apple is infringing now?

Yup. Google, assemble your lawyers. Let Apple have it.
    
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no they applied before apples was granted.
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Haha this is great... they applied for this patent 11 days before Apple was awarded for their slide to unlock patent.
Corrected. Otherwise I think Apple would have found some other way to lawsuit troll.
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no they applied before apples was granted.

Thats what good lawyers are for. After all this suing Apple has been doing, they deserve what coming.

Apple still used the slide to unlock system. How can two companies use the same system that the applied for in terms of patenting it?

GO google go.
    
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Yup. Google, assemble your lawyers. Let Apple have it.

Please do! I'm getting sick of apple and their lawsuits.
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It's about to get even worse.

http://www.google.com/patents/US20090249247?printsec=drawing#v=onepage&q&f=true

Pull-down notifications patent. Published Oct. 1, 2009.
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Hopefully this will prove its as natural as, say, typing a password to unlock a computer securely, and neither company (Nor any others) can sue over such a ridiculous patent.
    
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