Apple Adds Google Now to Samsung Lawsuits; Claims it Violates Siri Patents

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  1. dgstorm

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    Despite the fact that Google Now in other forms has been out longer than Siri, it looks like Apple has added the service to its long list of lawsuits against Samsung, referring specifically to the Google Now functionality on the Galaxy S4. Here's a quote with some additional detail,

    As you can see, Apple is up to its old tricks again. It's interesting that they are targeting Google Now on the SGS4, but not going after Google in the courts directly. Perhaps it's just a publicity stunt to convince people Apple had voice search and assistance first, even though it had been on Android for quite a bit longer. At this point it almost looks like Apple's lawyers are simply throwing stuff at the wall to see what they can get to stick.

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    "Universal interface for the retrieval of information in a computer system."

    So they're suing Google (indirectly) for creating a search and retrieval system? Pretty sure Google was "retrieving information in a computer system" long before Apple even envisioned the IPhone let alone Siri.
     
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    (Yawn) last year apple spent too much time suing and less time innovating and they got their butts handed to them. They now have Apple fans running to the Samsung side. I have an idea apple just shut up and build.
    Wait I know they can't bully Samsung like they did other companies where they take their ideas slap it on an i product and market the heck out of it so everyone believes the idea was Apple's all along. Samsung stood up and punched the bully in the mouth and I guess apple is now crying foul. Far as I am concerned idon'tgiveacare. Samsung keep doing your thing.

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    I thought they can never go after Google about android features because it's open source?
     
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    Then why do they have Google Search with Google Now in their Appstore?
     
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    Of course Apple's goal all along is to try to sue Google..... They just beating around the bush about it.
     
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    The suits gave Samsung a lot of free advertising that ended up helping Samsung sales. Perhaps in their desperation they are hoping it'll increase awareness about Siri that'll turn into sales for Apple? Either that or, just like with their devices, they've run out of new ideas.

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    That's because damages from patent infringement suits are usually based on revenues from the infringing product. With Google giving Android away for free, the damages would be zero.
     
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    Not necessarily, depending on how revenues from ads/search/apps factor in.

    But there must be more to the patent. I'm pretty sure "a universal interface" won't survive prior art. Heck, it's basically the Star Trek comm.
     
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    Apple's lawyers need to work off their salary
     
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