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After the billion-dollar California verdict against Samsung, and one day after the launch of the iPhone 5, Apple just dealt Google and its Android ecosystem the next significant blow.

At the Munich I Regional Court, Presiding Judge Dr. Peter Guntz announced his panel's decision, which had been pushed back by five weeks, on an Apple v. Motorola Mobility lawsuit over the "overscroll bounce", or "rubber-banding", patent. The accused Motorola Mobility tablets and smartphones were all found to infringe EP2126678 on "list scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touch-screen display", the European equivalent of U.S. Patent No. 7,469,381.
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Good read. And by someone who actually knows what they're talking about.
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when is this going to end??????????????

Can we just drop a Russian nuclear bomb on 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA?


Seriously, all those "rounded corner" patent and this patent, can't apple patent real technology?
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Good read. And by someone who actually knows what they're talking about.
Your idea of a good read is seriously off.
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It is beyond any normal, civilized reasoning how patents like these could have been approved... seriously! I've been coding rubber banding effects into stuff since I started coding, along with about everyone else on the planet that took up coding. Those German judges totally lost it on this. They need a serious reality check.

But as usual, it's political motivation behind this.
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I'm filing a patent for sandwiches with the crust cut off and using that patent to sue Hot Pockets. Pay for a few months of Apple's lawyers, and I'll never have to work again with royalties from Hot Pocket sales...

Most of Apple's "victories" have been on the equivalent of patenting colors... Natural progression shouldn't be patent-able. Rounded corners are the logical fix for hard corners being uncomfortable to hold and catching in pockets. Rubberband scrolling is the logical fix to prove your touch screen input is being recorded and you've reached the end of the page/list. Automatic rotation is just... really?

Steve Jobs ruined his legacy by starting this war, and his successors are making sure the fire doesn't go out.
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Good read. And by someone who actually knows what they're talking about.
I agree thumb.gif. Up with Apple, down with thieving Foreign company's. I'm sick of everyone copying Apple and than getting upset when it comes back to bite them.
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Your idea of a good read is seriously off.
It's not at all -- I consider a good read to be very well written and informative and that's exactly what everything from fosspatents is. Unlike a lot of other article writers who simply write opinion pieces... this is unbiased. Actual facts and information from someone who knows how this stuff all works.
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It's not at all -- I consider a good read to be very well written and informative and that's exactly what everything from fosspatents is. Unlike a lot of other article writers who simply write opinion pieces... this is unbiased. Actual facts and information from someone who knows how this stuff all works.

I have to agree that this was a good read in that it was actually written by someone who knows what they're talking about. It also made me physically angry however.
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Can someone explain to me what rubber-banding actually is in this case ?
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It is beyond any normal, civilized reasoning how patents like these could have been approved... seriously! I've been coding rubber banding effects into stuff since I started coding, along with about everyone else on the planet that took up coding. Those German judges totally lost it on this. They need a serious reality check.
But as usual, it's political motivation behind this.

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