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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 Striker @ 2013-04-06 12:42 from 0EVJ - click to readwell i know what i am talking u just check it urself. And yes i m 18 up but looks u aren't!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...gy_companies

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  • 2013-04-06 14:30
  • veF5

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-04-06 13:23 from UNA6 - click to readsame goes for u man if u dont like android phones then stop posting bad about them. who the hell is asking u to buy that phone.

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  • 2013-04-06 14:29
  • veF5

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-04-06 12:13 from UNA6 - click to readWrong logic.
Have you heard of business ethics. No one is stopping apple from patenting and protect their innovation. But rectangular shape and round edges, seriously?

Almost all companies pay liscense fee to arm/intel/qualcomm. Do you have any idea if they do not allow such licenses.

Lastly, nokia is down becoz of their mistakes.

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  • 2013-04-06 14:09
  • t1$E

Finally somebody is showing some common sense! And of course, it had to be Germans! Bravo!

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  • 2013-04-06 13:59
  • 47Xf

> In reply to yan @ 2013-04-05 22:09 from j8wI - click to readbut i dont see any points in sharing big file size over 400MB+ via internet..

I always used wifi-direct, fastest sharing option out there IMO..

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  • 2013-04-06 13:44
  • Ia0@

> In reply to BULA BENIS @ 2013-04-06 13:10 from 0Cb2 - click to readif you dont like iphone, dont buy it! what's your problem? no one forcing you to buy their product. we all have a defferent needs as simple as that.no need to be mad about it.

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  • 2013-04-06 13:23
  • UNA6

I'm not reading through every post on this thread, so if this has been commented on, please excuse me.

This should not be limited to the German or EU courts, but between the US Courts vs the rest of the world. In other words, let the biased US courts decide on one set of rules (as they seem to favour Apple - at least, that one judge did in the beginning), and whatever's decided upon elsewhere (hopefully as in this case, against Apple) should be implemented worldwide.

So, us users of products around the world shouldn't be restricted on phones other than Apple, by what's decided on in the US. Let them keep their law to themselves !

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  • 2013-04-06 13:19
  • Nwna

> In reply to Tiger @ 2013-04-06 13:09 from SgvH - click to readdude! apple is not greedy! naff said.

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  • 2013-04-06 13:15
  • UNA6

i see here on this forum tons of stupidity. if bluetooth and direct mass storage are not so important and not used, why apple blocked these simple features? because they want to force the user to download and use itunes, to buy music and apps from their store. i see stupid fans intoxicated with apples wich said bluetooth is useless? are you stupid? i use bluetooth every day to transfer photos and videos with my friends and to copy at the exams. and "the premium quality" of iphone is only in intoxicated minds. htc one, nokia lumia, sony have the same build quality. i owned iphone 4 and 4s and both have the radio reception like hell

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  • 2013-04-06 13:10
  • 0Cb2

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-04-06 12:13 from UNA6 - click to readI except some of your points, but it still doesn't answer my main question.

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  • 2013-04-06 13:09
  • SgvH

Apple should be ashamed,in place to develop their technology so that they can take the crown from Samsung back ,they are busy doing shit lawsuit ppsssssssss!!!

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  • 2013-04-06 12:49
  • 3CPk

> In reply to TouchWiz User @ 2013-04-06 12:37 from veF5 - click to readTry Yahoo, Google, Bing. See how much cash, and how many bln. each company is worth. I bet, that you are about 18 :)

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  • 2013-04-06 12:42
  • 0EVJ

> In reply to Striker @ 2013-04-06 12:23 from 0EVJ - click to readseems like u r out of ur mind

"apple has more money than the whole mobile industry combined" u gotta be kidding me

samsung has more money than apple alone

make ur facts clear and then STRIKE at things- Mr. Striker

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  • 2013-04-06 12:37
  • veF5

Well, obviously Motorola(Giggle) paid well to the German court. Buuut, probably know that truth finally wins and if not - Apple has more money than the whole mobile industry combined, so...:)

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  • 2013-04-06 12:23
  • 0EVJ

> In reply to Tiger @ 2013-04-06 09:31 from SgvH - click to readokey let say they patented a lot. But not only apple right? There's also nokia that has
a lot of patent. But the difference is, nokia let others to use them. While
apple dont. And I think that's the strategy of apple to stay on top. Look what's
happened to nokia. Few years back they are no.1 mobile company. Look at
them now, they are continueing to go down. Aswell as BB.
And I think. Samsung will also do patent for sure what apple did patented if they knew it first. And they will also sue apple cos of that patent to stay on the game.
And I think if you are also into this business. You'll also do what apple did. Cos if your the only company that has that something, you have the market for that.
That any other company dont have. So if you let other company use what you have, you will lose your costumer. You wont let your company go down?
That's apple strategy to stay on top. And apple deserved that. That's why they are the most Valuable and richest company on planet.

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  • 2013-04-06 12:13
  • UNA6

> In reply to ISJ5 @ 2013-04-06 12:01 from UNA6 - click to readSince when? As Apple, ever been fair?

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  • 2013-04-06 12:08
  • SgvH

german court is not fair with apple!

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  • 2013-04-06 12:01
  • UNA6

Everyone IS in the development race, it was Apple that started this nonsense.

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  • 2013-04-06 11:32
  • IWQc

> In reply to Phil @ 2013-04-06 11:04 from nxUV - click to readI wholeheartedly agree with you.

The trouble with Apple is, they want to be Top for all time and that simply isn't credible in today's ever changing world of technology.

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  • 2013-04-06 11:23
  • SgvH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-06 04:37 from v0qJ - click to readI salute to your patient if you manage to wait for your Bluetooth to transfer 1GB of file...

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  • 2013-04-06 11:14
  • TC}q

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