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I guess this is no longer valid.
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I used to hate Google. However, maybe it's just common interest but they've been awesome in the past year. Ever since they bought Motorola, Google's been on a solid roll. I hope they win and troll the hell out of Apple.
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Has anyone given this a thought? Since Android is open-sourced and its codes are available for anyone like Amazon or Apple to copy and distribute, Google cannot use patents associated with Android to sue Apple without violating its own licensing agreement. Therefore these patents only defense Google rights to use these features in Android but are completely useless preventing Apple from adopting the exact same features. So, am I right in this assumption??
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This patent is still slide to unlock, fail google
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Has anyone given this a thought? Since Android is open-sourced and its codes are available for anyone like Amazon or Apple to copy and distribute, Google cannot use patents associated with Android to sue Apple without violating its own licensing agreement. Therefore these patents only defense Google rights to use these features in Android but are completely useless preventing Apple from adopting the exact same features. So, am I right in this assumption??

You may be right. But I think google here is tearing apple a new one just so they can unpatent this idiotic gesture so everyone can use it. I dont think Google would care if Apple uses it again. Its just probably gesture to knock apple off its high horse.
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Has anyone given this a thought? Since Android is open-sourced and its codes are available for anyone like Amazon or Apple to copy and distribute, Google cannot use patents associated with Android to sue Apple without violating its own licensing agreement. Therefore these patents only defense Google rights to use these features in Android but are completely useless preventing Apple from adopting the exact same features. So, am I right in this assumption??

That'd only apply if they used the same code, if they're just copying the idea I'm fairly sure Google could actually sue.
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This still doesn't mean the system works. The software patent system needs to be governed by rules like the food patent system "The recipe must be useful, novel and non-obvious." then people will really be free to innovate.
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That'd only apply if they used the same code, if they're just copying the idea I'm fairly sure Google could actually sue.
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Has anyone given this a thought? Since Android is open-sourced and its codes are available for anyone like Amazon or Apple to copy and distribute, Google cannot use patents associated with Android to sue Apple without violating its own licensing agreement. Therefore these patents only defense Google rights to use these features in Android but are completely useless preventing Apple from adopting the exact same features. So, am I right in this assumption??

It only applies to the code used, so yea, they could still sue. However, lets say it DOES cover the idea, it means that apple CAN NOT sue over slide-to-unlock, making their patent void.


Really though, amazing news. Now please, google, shut down apple.
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post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by apass View Post

Has anyone given this a thought? Since Android is open-sourced and its codes are available for anyone like Amazon or Apple to copy and distribute, Google cannot use patents associated with Android to sue Apple without violating its own licensing agreement. Therefore these patents only defense Google rights to use these features in Android but are completely useless preventing Apple from adopting the exact same features. So, am I right in this assumption??

I don't think they are doing this to sue apple, but protect themselves from getting sued. Google doesn't care if apple steals uses it.
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This patent is still slide to unlock, fail google

Oh yeah, huge fail rolleyes.gif
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