Apple Granted a Patent for Google-Glasses Like Device

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  1. dgstorm

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    Those videos from Google I/O 2012 of the Google Engineers sky-diving and rappelling while using their Project Glass Google Goggles were certainly thrilling weren't they? Those guys have been working hard for several years to perfect that technology, and it looks like wearable computers are definitely going to become a reality thanks to their dedication and teamwork. It takes real genius and talent to mold reality until your vision is manifested. Luckily, Google loves to innovate. They enjoy this process and sharing it. Consumers will get to benefit very soon from this pretty enticing new tech.

    Oh wait... nope. It may never happen. At least not in the way we think.

    Why? Because Apple owns the patent on the Google Goggles concept.

    Yep. Feel free to re-read that sentence. They were just granted the patent for a head-mounted display device. And of course, as is typical of that fruity company, their patent is sufficiently vague enough to offer them broad coverage of just about any version that might come along. Here's a quick tidbit from it,

    Now, granted, they did apply for said patent back in 2006, so that's something, I guess. But, that doesn't mean that Apple is going to play fair with this one are they? When do they ever?

    Never-mind the fact that they haven't really been developing a device like this, since filing the patent. No. It won't matter. They will likely lock Google Goggles up in litigation for months. Then, while that stalls out, they will rush to create their own version and claim they got there first. Yes, technically they did apply for the patent first, so that is true, but who was the real innovator here?

    Admittedly, most of this is speculation as to what Apple may or may not do, but what does their track-record show?

    When will this madness end?

    Source: PhoneArena
     
  2. johnomaz

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    Didn't Google already get a patent for it though? As in applied and awarded to Google.
     
  3. dgstorm

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    Google does have some patents related to functionality of the Google Goggles, but from what we know about it, they don't have a broad patent on the entire concept, so it leaves things open for an attack from Apple at some point.
     
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    For the love of the children PLEASE stop this madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







    *ck repeatedly throws himself into a wall and punctures a lung*

     
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    It seems like Apple and Google have two sets of rules to follow.
     
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    Quoted for emphasis.
     
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    I guess I should go get a patent for anti gravity boots incase some invents them before I do
     
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    i didnt know you can patent "concepts". heck then i'm going to patent a time machine, teleportation device, and lightcycles
     
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    There's more than one way to make Apple sauce! :furious: However, has Apple ever actually taken on Google directly? It seems that Apple picks and chooses their battles and prefers to take on the smaller guys. But if Google has already developed said technology wouldn't they also have similar patents already filed? This whole patent war is going to hit a real climax soon and it aint gonna be pretty. :serious:
     
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    this is where I have the biggest problem with the system as it is now.
    you don't have to show a prototype
    you don't have to show a design schematic
    you don't have to do anything at all

    just say I want to patent this "idea"

    go for it, think up any idea you want, no matter how stupid or ridiculous
    and I bet you can get a patent for it, or find that it's already been patented

    complete utter crap

    the vagueness and openness is crippling
     
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    I'm not even going to comment about this, because I do not wish to make comments that could potentially leave me open for charges of making a criminal threat...........
     
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    Pretty or not, I'm gonna be front row with popcorn. Cannot wait to see which company succeeds. It's gonna be like the friggin Highlander up in here.
     
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