Apple May Get To Remove Obvious Features From Android

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    In one of the many-pronged attack that Apple has been making on Android, it's scored a victory at the International Trade Commission, where it's been determined that the idea, that if you see a phone number in an email or on a web-page and click it to call the number, is so special and wonderful that only Apple could possibly use it. It's rulings like this that make anyone with a modicum of technology smarts shake their heads and wonder why we let clearly non-technical people make decisions like this. Patents are supposed to protect inventions that are non-obvious to those skilled in the space. If you put a 100 groups of five engineers in rooms, asking them to design various smartphone features and interfaces around things like this, I'd bet 99 would come up with a similar feature. It's just natural.

    In the meantime, Apple's statements about the ruling are equally ridiculous, given Apple's history of copying others (including Android):

    Copying an idea and building on it is not "stealing." And if Apple had to build its devices without building on the ideas of others, it wouldn't have very much today. This whole thing is a joke, and it's rulings like this that make engineers have even less respect for the patent system.

    SOURCE: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/t...ver-android-features.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all
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    I hate Apple

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    Wow......just wow.....

    Apple....you are really too funny..... I wonder could they even say or type that with a straight face....

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    wasnt it apple that said good artists copy better artists steal?? or something like that lol
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    All is fair in love and patent wars!

    But seriously guys, the stuff won't be removed from android. It'll just be licensed from Apple in similar fashion to other technologies. This is the reason for the Moto purchase, Google needed patents that it didn't have.
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    St. Jobs himself.

    now what I don't get is back in the days of the phone modem, couldn't you do this on your regular computer? How did Apple innovate this?
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    So when does Google sue apple for the pull down notification rights?
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    Seriously! Did no one notice they stole the pull down notification bar? Apple needs to be stuck where the sun doesn't shine!! I don't know who to blame; Apple or the incompetent judges?? :angry:
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    maybe Google doesn't own the rights to the pull down notification bar.

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    That's predicated on Google actually having a patent issued to them for the pull down notification. Without a patent, anyone can copy it. The sad thing is, Apple has probably filed for a patent for it.
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    i wonder if there will ever be a day where that quote is not taken out of context. ..probably not
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    I'm sure apple has already filed for the patent on this. This time next year we'll see apple suing android over the notification bar, saying android stole the idea. ;)
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    I think apple (in lower case out of disrespect) is run by the German hitler regime. They always try and force everyone to do what they want and buy what outdated hardware/software they haven't sued for yet.
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    One word comes to mind: hypocritical.
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    Its awful and they keep winning lawsuits... which is probably the most upsetting thing. If they want to sue everyone fine - but they shouldn't be winning the amount they are.
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    Really Hitler killed millions of innocent people, let's not be ridiculous here.

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    apple should take a note from Microsoft and just license their supposed "copied software" Microsoft sues also but when they win they just take a cut....smart...but apple wants to, "take their ball and go home", so no one else can play with it.
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    woah woah wooooooahhhhhh guys.

    c'mon dudes. apple didn't steal the notification bar....

    it's called the notification CENTER.

    DUH.
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    They are trying to kill all those androids.......:frown: Don't hate the androids love them..lol
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