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Thread: Apple Patents "Slide To Unlock" Feature, All Android Devices Now In Violation

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    Apple Patents "Slide To Unlock" Feature, All Android Devices Now In Violation

    it covers complex gestures , not just the basic swipe. Including androids password screen

    http://hothardware.com/News/Apple-Pa...-In-Violation/



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    Are you freakin' kidding me?

    Heck, my OLD enV touch had slide to unlock. Geez really guys? Apple, STOP being patent trolls!

    So many things these days are patented when they clearly shouldn't be. This is ridiculous.
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    its always great when apple pattens things from other devices
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    all this stupid patent licenses.

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    It is not Apple's fault, it is the retarded US patent laws that are flawed

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    Let me guess the judge delivered his verdict on Facetime?
    What a load of nonsensical madness, surely this CONCEPT cannot be PATENTED. Where do you draw the line?
    My HTC does not have a slide to unlock from left to right (it slides down), but would this also be in violation of some alleged patent?
    This poppy would not happen here (or at least I hope not).

    Between you and me, whatever the patent office are smoking, I think it must be some seriously good stuff!
    Either that or Cook is cooking the books at the patent office!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoredByLife View Post
    It is not Apple's fault, it is the retarded US patent laws that are flawed
    What? How can it not be Apple's fault that they did it in the first place? Come on.

    YES the laws are flawed, but that doesn't mean Apple is innocent since they obviously pursued such a thing. Geez.
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    someone from the patent office is getting lots of money from apple...

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    WTF? What retard OK'd this? By this logic shouldn't MS of won the big law case they had when they tried to copyright "Windows"? :/

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    another case of how Patent Trolling is just used to stifle innovation and competition
    Especially since the Dutch already ruled that the technology existed before the Iphone

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    i wonder if apple is gonna patent page swiping also (when your searching for an app)

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    I wonder if anyone has patented a system for registering patents. I should patent that and then force the patent office to shut down.
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    i should patent making phone calls

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    Good for Apple; in my semi-professional opinion sliding to unlock is a patent-able feature. If they invented it and used it first they have the right to patent their invention even though to us at this time it seems like such a everyday thing. And the claims in the patent look pretty rock solid...
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    Its a mechanism. Hardly anything ground breaking. At the very least whoever is in the patent office needs a large dose of common sence, I fail to see how any product using something that wasn't patented upon its release is suddenly "in violation" when said feature (in this case, not even a feature, MECHANISM) is patented. Existing products should be exempt as they were released before the patent came into effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trn View Post
    Good for Apple; in my semi-professional opinion sliding to unlock is a patent-able feature. If they invented it and used it first they have the right to patent their invention even though to us at this time it seems like such a everyday thing. And the claims in the patent look pretty rock solid...
    I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure they did not invent it (like many things they use), nor were they the first to use it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ket View Post
    Its a mechanism. Hardly anything ground breaking. At the very least whoever is in the patent office needs a large dose of common sence, I fail to see how any product using something that wasn't patented upon its release is suddenly "in violation" when said feature (in this case, not even a feature, MECHANISM) is patented. Existing products should be exempt as they were released before the patent came into effect.
    THIS x1000000000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trn View Post
    Good for Apple; in my semi-professional opinion sliding to unlock is a patent-able feature. If they invented it and used it first they have the right to patent their invention even though to us at this time it seems like such a everyday thing. And the claims in the patent look pretty rock solid...
    Apple doesn't invent anything they steal and patent. And thanks to the Apple drones the feature stolen becomes popular.

    http://www.androidcentral.com/apple-...ey-invented-it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    What? How can it not be Apple's fault that they did it in the first place? Come on.

    YES the laws are flawed, but that doesn't mean Apple is innocent since they obviously pursued such a thing. Geez.
    I agree the patent system is flawed. In my current opinion software shouldn't be permitted to be patented. Trade secrets, sure, but not patented. However, Apple is just playing the game and patenting it before someone else patents this concept and then bans their phones in the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Particle View Post
    I wonder if anyone has patented a system for registering patents. I should patent that and then force the patent office to shut down.
    There are a few attempts at stupid stuff like this. I remember reading a case about a patent lawyer attempting this just to make a mockery of the patent system. It was denied

    Quote Originally Posted by trn View Post
    Good for Apple; in my semi-professional opinion sliding to unlock is a patent-able feature. If they invented it and used it first they have the right to patent their invention even though to us at this time it seems like such a everyday thing. And the claims in the patent look pretty rock solid...
    Yup. A shame for everyone else but dems da rules.

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    You think these silly little patents are rediculous? Most of you unknowingly had your blood taken at birth and your DNA sequence was patented. Hope you dont need access or need to use your own DNA for anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G0ldBr1ck View Post
    You think these silly little patents are rediculous? Most of you unknowingly had your blood taken at birth and your DNA sequence was patented. Hope you dont need access or need to use your own DNA for anything.
    Evidence of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sladesurfer View Post
    i should patent making phone calls
    patent: 02749251 - Making use of something to do something which does something else.

    Now apple I am going to sue you for patent infringement.... and if you do something about it, that "something" can also be sued for patent infringement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G0ldBr1ck View Post
    You think these silly little patents are rediculous? Most of you unknowingly had your blood taken at birth and your DNA sequence was patented. Hope you dont need access or need to use your own DNA for anything.
    I can make wild claims too.
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    This just in: Apple patented the screen. Even CRT monitors from 20 years ago are in direct violation. :P
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