Apple May Get To Remove Obvious Features From Android

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  1. Narsil

    Narsil Silver Member

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    Oh, Great Job Squires!! Way to go...now Apple's going to patent semi-automatic firearms and independent suspensions!

    Way to screw us the rest of the way over! :money:
     
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    You laugh, but it is almost that level of silliness.

    There is the method of protecting something you worked hard to create. We all understand that.

    And then there is patent trolling, stealing other people's designs and applying for the patent and claiming you invented it when you didn't, and then using those patents to stifle the competition because they beat you fair and square in the market and you have no way of fighting back.

    I want a meteor to hit Apple HQ on Xmas day and take everyone out. Santa, can you arrange that?
     
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    Stuff like that has been out for over a decade. I have a Moto flip phone that had voice commands on it.

    Apple doesn't care. Samsung made a good portion of the iPhone. The A4/A5 (in addition to other things) are made by Samsung, and Apple didn't have a problem going after them.
     
  4. jpsil

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    Apples job is to look and check what does not have a patent and apply for it themselves.
    Apple/Macintosh deserve to trashed.

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    Ok....hasnt multi tasking on phones been around waaaaay before the iPhone?


    Palm Cobalt:
    Palm OS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Brighthand's First Impressions of Palm OS Cobalt

    So unless Apple got the rights, patents to something from waaay back here...I dont see how in the world they can have a patent for this.
     
  7. SwiftLegend

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    [h=1]"Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal"[/h]Remember that Apple? You're glorious leader said that many times.
     
  8. tjk629

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    Apple is sue happy and they are looking for anything remotely possable that they can win I wouldn't be surprised if they just open a book that has all there mobile patents and close there eyes and flip through the pages picking random ones and then going to court lol..

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    I hate Apple. I don't understand how they continually get patents on obvious ideas. The point of a patent is that it is NOT obvious.
     
  11. OneTenderRebel

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    well it's fine you hate apple but at one point they were not obvious ideas. Everything when first invented was an original idea and not obvious at all.
     
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    When I'm looking at an email or text of any type, if I see a phone number I expect to be able to call it directly from tapping it, or at least be able to see it in the dialer. This has been the case since before I've had a smartphone. Even dumbphones are capable of this and have been for awhile. Granted, on a dumbphone it was a menu option rather than directly tapping the number, but it's still been a common and obvious feature for years.

    *edit: This was even before the iPhone.