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Apple slide-to-unlock patent invalidated by the German court

05 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple slide-to-unlock patent invalidated by the German court - read the full textIt seems Apple is going to lose its slide-to-unlock gesture patent, at least in the EU, since a German court has declared it invalid. Everything started last year when Apple won an injunction against Motorola Mobility and attempted to ban the sales of certain devices. Encouraged by its victory...

 

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> In reply to [deleted post]may be apple should patent the display screen too...

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  • 2013-04-07 13:50
  • t1$J

but if anyone want to transfer large file from phone to phone better idea is transfer the memory card and copy to internal memory. such as for 3 gb hd movie.

NB: NOT FOR APPLE FANBOY

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  • 2013-04-07 13:11
  • K2Ex

> In reply to Human @ 2013-04-06 11:14 from TC}q - click to readno. we transfer 1 gb file directly to memory card via mini usb port. it doesn't need any software like itune.

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  • 2013-04-07 12:56
  • K2Ex

> In reply to cdnj @ 2013-04-07 08:56 from sgnt - click to readwell im using iphone 3gs and 4s and im very satisfied!

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  • 2013-04-07 12:48
  • UNA6

I think apple has patent of using aluminium body.

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  • 2013-04-07 12:47
  • K2Ex

> In reply to [deleted post]spam everywhere!

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  • 2013-04-07 12:43
  • UNA6

Apple can't do shit without Steve Jobs.

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  • 2013-04-07 12:33
  • 49xm

Finally, my faith in humanity has been restored.

Just when I thought the world had gone to hell and actually allowed something like a rectangle with rounded edges to be considered valid "intellectual property" and patent-able, the Germans showed the rest of us what boll**ks that is.

Nothing against Apple as a company personally (the iPhone 4 was great and so was the iPad), but I have serious doubt with regards to their business ethics when they focus more on suing their competition as opposed to continuing innovation and bringing better products to us, which was what made them great in the first place.

They should seriously get their priorities straight. I somehow have a feeling that as a company, Apple has lost its direction.

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  • 2013-04-07 11:27
  • TRJx

> In reply to yan @ 2013-04-05 22:09 from j8wI - click to readReally? I believe you just fell for their strategy. I share a lot and if I share somethibg with anyvody, way of sharing is always bluetooth, if its not with an iphone. I dont believe anyone prefers others ways, I believe they have no other choice here.

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  • 2013-04-07 10:58
  • Jxh1

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-04-06 12:13 from UNA6 - click to readThis is unbelieveable... really now... how can anyone defend apple and still feel like being smart? Nobody has anything against patents. Patents are not a bad thing, if you use them, as they should be used. So, you can patent technology, science, a way of how a functionalityworks, on the tech side. You cannot patent shapes, smell, look, feeling whatsoever... people who really believe apples patents are really patentable, really dont understand what a patent is and should really stop their mouths from posting more stupidity. Apple is a company who makes chocolate cake. There is cake for everyone, but apple thought of adding chocolate. They didnt invent chocolate nor cake, but they were the first to mix both together and now apples tells every cakefactory, they are not allowed to use chocolate on their cake, even though, chocolate and cake voth existed without apple and they didnt invent any of that... On the hardware side, what did apple really invent to mske smartphones happen? Nothing, they were the first to make a good cake combined with chocolate, but still, they did not invent chocolate or cake, so how can they tell everybody else, chocolate cake is theirs and noone is allowed to use them? The reason why ape patents such dumb rhings is, because else, they couldnt patent anything, because they dont make anything themselves... hell, its not like they created a cpu for smartphones and without them, that would not be possible, all that hardware already existed... Android is also older than iOS... I give Apple credit for kicking the ball to start everything, that doesbt mean, I have to be blindly stupid about their products.

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  • 2013-04-07 10:52
  • Jxh1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-06 17:47 from 2Z4y - click to readNo shame on your way of thinking. Finally some court brought some sense into this whole patent thing... Finally there are only patents accepted, which really are worth a patent. You can patent a way of making something, you cant patent a functionality. When the brothers wright build the first plane to fly around, they didnt patent flying and said, if a rocket can fly, they have to pay money to us, because we had the idea of flying first^^

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  • 2013-04-07 10:30
  • Jxh1

motorola is mobile inventor .
moto is best

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  • 2013-04-07 09:59
  • JEi%

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-04-07 08:41 from UNA6 - click to readGimmick? ?? I had been using my Note 2 to the fullest and enjoying every minute with it. All the features and functionality that comes with it is a dream come true to every techy guy. You just can't accept that iphone had been left out in the innovation race.

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  • 2013-04-07 08:56
  • sgnt

> In reply to cdnj @ 2013-04-07 08:26 from sgnt - click to readbut in real life iphone still selling like a hot cake. accept it!

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  • 2013-04-07 08:49
  • UNA6

all you people are brain washed with android/samsung. why you all need those gimmick innovation if you dont need it all in real life? if apple did not release iphone, do you think those company makes what they are made now? think about it! innovation has grown so fast after apple release iphone.

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  • 2013-04-07 08:41
  • UNA6

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-04-07 07:49 from UNA6 - click to readLet's face it. Apple is slowly dying. Their stock fell consistently since September last year from over $700 per share to just $400. Then Apple slashed their parts orders due to less demand. Iphone popularity here in GSMarena is just mere 39%. The last two years people had seen almost no innovation from Apple.
So there you go. Companies have their ups and downs just like Nokia and BlackBerry. And now it's Apple's turn.

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  • 2013-04-07 08:26
  • sgnt

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-04-07 07:49 from UNA6 - click to readYou won't get anything from apple even if you defend them with your life. Just face the FACT that Apple is losing. No need to reply to all those people who HATE Apple.

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  • 2013-04-07 08:01
  • vj1N

> In reply to cdnj @ 2013-04-07 06:41 from sgnt - click to readyou are troll and apple basher!

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  • 2013-04-07 07:49
  • UNA6

Hahahahahaha! Hahahahahhahahaha! That's what Apple get. Apple is slowly dying as a result of their actions.

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  • 2013-04-07 06:41
  • sgnt

German court to apple: This isn't Amerika.

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  • 2013-04-07 03:03
  • 4@9g

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