Not being sarcastic, legitimate question, are you familiar with the patent process and what needs to be done to achieve the patent? There has to be a full patent research and review by patent attorneys, the patent office reviews all patents similar, qualifies them and then offers the patents. It's a very in depth and costly process.
OR you're saying maybe the designers of the Neonode N1m did in fact patent a slide-to-unlock technique and Apple got their slide-to-unlock patent deemed not similar to the one that the designers of the Neonode N1m patented; the improbability of this happening is extremely high considering this...
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What is best in life? "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."
If Apple's lawsuits are unethical, so are all of the other hundreds running currently between all the corporations of the world. Again, quite simply, Apple ain't the only one. This is commonplace for all corporations. It's just the "in" thing of the media to target Apple's exposure now.
As far as the patent process, for technology it is definitely broken. But again, Apple isn't the only one taking advantage of it, all corporations are. You are just seeing Apple's more than others because they are in the media eye.
I haven't read all of the nine screens of this thread so pardon me if I am repeating something. After seeing demos of ICS all that seems to be needed is to change slide to unlock to PUSH to unlock. Google needs to keep and patent the "slide to use the Camera" and the facial recognition to unlock.