Apple Granted Slide-to-Unlock Screen Patent; Potentially Grim News for Android

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  1. sb1831

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    It appears the hypocrisy of this forum knows no bounds. Really? Complain because a company had the fore site to protect their IP 6 years ago? It's totally justified to complain if someone take a rom themes it and calls it their own, but it's not ok to complain if they only use a small part of your UI? Which is it?
     
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    Apple patented SOMEONE ELSE'S IP. Another handset already had this feature on a phone. Apple took someone else's feature, and filled out a patent application for it and submitted it as their own.

    It wasn't about protecting their IP six years ago, it was about them using the flawed patent laws to "legally" steal someone else's IP six years ago.

    Big difference.
     
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    This.

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    I feel that this patent is too vague and should be revoked. Just ridiculous how companies have to rely on patents to get ahead instead true innovation. This is why I switched from iOS!

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    It's a generic UI .. I can name nameless products that you use 'slide to open'. Just because it was incorporated into their product doesn't justify a patent. I'm surprised they didn't copyright the term 'personal computer'.
     
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    I used to admire Jobs for his ambition and his desire to make the perfect product. I lost respect when he wouldn't admit the iPhone 4 design was flawed with the external antenna and the "death grip ". I wont own another apple product.

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    It's a phone.
     
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    You missed the point.

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    I understand the point perfectly.
     
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    This is a prime example of why the Patent and Trademark office needs a complete overhaul. There are so many patents issued over the last few years for common functions that pretty soon there will be a patent on a method of gas exchange that imports oxygen, processes it, and outputs carbon dioxide.
     
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    This patent is so generic, that I don't know if the new Sense 3.0 would even be safe. Or Samsungs puzzle piece. Read this again.

    That doesn't just specifically say the slide to unlock. Using Sense 3.0, having to slide the wheel upwards, or sliding the phone icon to the circle, that's all technically covered under this BS patent.

    Unless I'm wrong?
     
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