Anonymous, 13 Jun 2017Read the article, Apple filed it in Q2, Z5 was released in Q4Power button fingerprint sensor, not the home button fingerprint sensor . *cough*
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2017They could put it on the back where the apple logo is. It would blend in well since the apple ... moreSmart idea as your index fingers sits just right, but then discrimination against the people who have no index finger...
These patents are just dumb. 68 patents seriously? It sounds like they just sat down and wrote up every place you could possibly imagine to put a fingerprint reader. Anybody could do that, in little time, without much imagination. That is not the point of patents which are supposed to be for "non-obvious" things.
Also, as others have pointed out, Sony already actually makes a phone with the fingerprint reader on the power button. You shouldn't be able to get a patent for something you've never made and never marketed, but that someone else already has on an existing product that people are actually buying. That's just dumb. How can anyone possibly have invented and design that someone else has produced and sold?
When Apple does this it shows how much they are not about innovation. They are about anti-competitive practices (which after all is what a patent is--a government sanctioned monopoly on a specifid product). Apple has tons of money and a huge army of lawyers who just sit around and right up anything anyway with half a brain can think if, whether or not that every produce the product. Then that toss a thousand patent applications at the patent office scattershot style, see what sticks, and in the future are sure to always have something in their folder of lawyer tricks to sue other companies over, when the make something that Apple couldn't be bothered to manufacture themselves.
LG has it long time ago as well....For what patent we are talking about!
They could put it on the back where the apple logo is. It would blend in well since the apple logo has a big enough footprint to house a finger print reader.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2017That gives less than six months to Sony. Sony probably got the idea first but they didn't bot... moresony has this tech years before the only reason they didn't file for a patent in USA is because they don't consider USA as a large market for sony phones as of the moment the focus is on asian region expanding to europe. And please read more cause almost 50% of apples technology is inspired by SONY, its just that japanese are ethical when it comes to business they are not as much as greedy as others.
Didnt Porsche put it on the side in one of their phones even way before SONY ?
sony better prepare for a lawsuit coz apple will be coming after you for infringing their patent!!!
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2017That gives less than six months to Sony. Sony probably got the idea first but they didn't bot... moreSony like other companies focuses on delivering the feature to consumers.. Apple on the other hand, focuses on patenting features for lawsuits and trickeling features to consumers for maximum profit..
Rimoti, 13 Jun 2017How about the Lg G5? You mean the g5, the g6, the V10, the v20, other Asian phones, the Nextbit Robin... I will never buy another apple product again.
Regarding when they filed the patent, I don't care. Apple files patents on stuff to screw people. Not because they are going to use it now, but because they might, at some point, use it later on, in the future, some day, but not yet because they don't need it now, but one day, eventually, at a future date, sometime, later, in the months or years to come, or maybe not, but no one else can use it either because they thought of it first. Even though they aren't and are not planning on using anytime soon.
P60, 13 Jun 2017Somebody better patent finger-pointing before the hideous U.S. Patent Office grants it to Apple.Lol Apple might as well own the US patent office, it's a bloody joke
Somebody better patent finger-pointing before the hideous U.S. Patent Office grants it to Apple.
Anonymous, 13 Jun 2017Read the article, Apple filed it in Q2, Z5 was released in Q4 And why the hell Apple is goi... moreeven tho they file for it they still didnt release it first so why now they wanna make it for them alone
[deleted post]According to a Sony rep, it's due to some nonsense deal with the carriers:
Nothing to do with HP.
Arron, 13 Jun 2017Did you guys even read the article? Apple applied for the patent in Q2 2015 and Sony realease ... moreThat gives less than six months to Sony. Sony probably got the idea first but they didn't bother to patent it
Arron, 13 Jun 2017Did you guys even read the article? Apple applied for the patent in Q2 2015 and Sony realease ... morealmost sure that the htc max and motorola atrix had fingerprint scanners in the power button before 2015.
A typical case of tech industry espionage. Sony patented it in Japan and some other countries a year earlier, 2014. probably....
An apple contactee from one of the patent offices informed them to file a patent rights for Â“the concept" in USA, as soon as possible.
Yeah, its classic industry steal.
Apple would already implement it in 2016 if it had any RnD on it at all, but it didint, it just filed in a stolen concept idea.
Sony probably wont pay for the rights of use in USA, just out of ethical principles.
So yeah, USA can forget about fingerprint enabled Xperias.
Let them have their Apple, its their company after all.
Sony most certainly doesnt shed tears over it.