Fed up with the whole thing.
My first PDA type phone was a custom windows phone made by HTC for the UK network O2 many years before there was an iPhone. It was Rectangular with Rounded Corners, Touch Screen (tho it helped to use a fingernail, but only because capacitative screens were not available) and could be customised to slide to unlock with an app.
These patent disputes should be forcibly ended. If the courts simply levied the entire sought damages as a fee if the case fell through or was found spurious, it would all be over pretty damn quick.
phones, cars, planes, and so on evolved towards future technology....in an open market it is the way to change and enhance in every way.....so apple pls stop being childish....
Awesome, can't wait for clash between Google and Apple in court.
Slide to unlock a phone is like Slide to open a door. How could this be a innovative idea?
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2014Patents are there to protect ideas, and are not inherently bad. It is the patent system though... moreFirst IBM did created all the Patents,
Apple just copied a lot of Patents patch then a bit and made it a patent like the patent troll apple.
plus patent square with round corners are just plain stupid
which result that US patent office are more stupid to allow it..
but US are covering the ASS of US companies..
Apple is poor loser company , instand of imporving their phones they sue the competition that kicked their ass in their own market.
Otter Watt, 01 Apr 2014Sammy will hire the best lawyers in the world! Android allies such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Son... moreYou think they hired loser lawyers the last few rounds? They already hired the best, and lost. The Samsung fanboys will consider EVERY scenario EXCEPT the one that the court concluded. Powerful stuff, Samsung koolaid. Samsung fanboys are truly the new sheep.
Data Grab, 01 Apr 2014Yeah well unlike apple, IBM wasn't selfish enough to patent that.Patents are there to protect ideas, and are not inherently bad. It is the patent system though, that has weaknesses.
Your precious IBM who were apparently "weren't selfish enough to patent", apparently from their own website:
"has topped the annual list of U.S. patent recipients for the 20th consecutive year. From 1993-2012, IBM inventors received nearly 67,000 U.S. patents, and in 2012 alone, received a record 6,478 patents, exceeding the combined totals of Accenture, Amazon, Apple, EMC, HP, Intel, Oracle/SUN and Symantec."
Lol, this is how talking out of one's a** gets easily destroyed. Why? Because in the end, opinion is easily crushed by pure facts. Hahahaha
Data Grab, 01 Apr 2014Yeah well unlike apple, IBM wasn't selfish enough to patent that.Do you understand the difference between software and hardware?
If "slide to unlock" is such a remedial feature, why has Samsung, along with countless other companies blatantly copied it? Why haven't Samsung come up with an even better and more genius approach?
It's okay... Some of you simply do not understand how patents & intellectual property rights work in the United States.
Anonymous, 01 Apr 2014i LOVE apple :)Good for you. Now go play with your toys
suing slide to unlock is like suing pull to open a door, how can the courts even permit such a ridiculous thing? i truly wish with all my heart that one day every company will sue apple for everything they got until they go into bankruptcy. leaving aside the fact that their prices are unreasonably high, this is another reason for which i would never buy an apple product. BMW has rear wheel drive, they should sue everyone else who makes cars with rear wheel drive. With apples mentality sue this sue that, there would be no innovation in this world, we would all still use crt displays
Yes more suing and less innovation Apple! What is next, Samsung suing Apple for copying a "larger" edition of a phone?
i thing it is good thing because all mobile companies should make their own everything they want to add their devices
Patent fights again? I hadn't followed up news for a long time yet they're still fighting!? Impressive how people be able to keep up with their hate.. Seriously, this is getting boring.. Shouldn't this be some sort of teasable cliche?
Height of wasting time, money and resources.
This will prove good only for the lawyers who will have a good time making lots of money.
Apple is going down, down and down. This is grabbing at straws. Won't deter other manufacturers from selling Android phones. Only Americans will continue buying overpriced Apple products.