Does this mean no more slide to unlock on android devices?????????

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  1. garrett

    garrett Silver Member Theme Developer Developer

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    So apple now has the patent for any slide gesture to unlock a device. This will most likely entail more lawsuits against anyone using a slide to unlock system on their phones or tablets. Im a fan of both but this seems like its taking it too far. Apple wasnt the 1st one to use the slide to unlock. Windows CE was the 1st to use it but never patented it.



    here is the actual patent.
     
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    Doesn't sound like an enforceable patent to me...
     
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Apple will be sure to try LOL
     
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    It remains to be seen if Apple tries to use this patent in light of the absence of their fearless leader, since it has already been deemed invalid.

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    If I understand correctly, that patent was deemed invalid by a Dutch court or some other country. I'm assuming that doesn't help us in the states much.

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    ^^It does as judges look at other courts decisions on things and weigh those in their decision as well. Tried to explain that as best I could.
     
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    Wow. If Google has to create a new unlock gesture I wonder what it would be.

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    I remember when Apple tried to prevent manufactures from using pinch to zoom, it was deemed by the courts to be a gesture, and a gesture can't be patented. Just google it, it happened back in 09 that's why the OG didn't come pre-installed with pinch to zoom.

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    No, I wasn't just talking out of my behind. Thank you sir.

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