Not good news for android

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by zathus, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. zathus

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    I gave you a like for the "God I hate apple" line.

    Love how apple can steal stuff and then turn around and get pissy and sue someone for supposedly doing the same thing.
     
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    This is some serious stuff right here. These lawsuits are getting downright nasty. This could have repercussions across all manufacturers. Not looking good....
     
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    Ok those patents are BS....highlighting phone numbers and addresses?? They can't be serious. Not sure what the second patent pertained too but I don't think this will change anything.

    "Stay classy interwebz"
     
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    My old flip phone did that...wonder how this would've gone if moto patented it. Or nokia (or basically most flip phone makers). Someone ought to buy Palm's portfolio of patents, because supposedly, a case of palm v apple=no winner.

    Interesting fact: palm patented auto brightness.
     
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    it's highlighting and then giving the option to call the number, get the address in gps and so on. So it's more than just highlighting. These patents are kind of stupid but if Apple does truly have them then they have earned the right to license them or do with them as they see fit. That being said, my guess is all the OEM's are going to end up paying a "small" licensing fee to Apple to keep these features in place. This definitely has potential to be the nastiest of the lawsuits we have seen so far.
     
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    business is such an ugly thing....
     
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    How the hell were they allowed to patent something like this ? This is just ridiculous , my first PDA phone had this in 2000 , that's 7 years before the iPhone , shouldn't presenting in court a Nokia Communicator from 1997 or something like that render the patent invalid ? Is there a lawyer on this forum to advise ?
    It sounds like you can patent pretty much everything . I wonder if there's a patent for "a box with cold air" , I should register this and the sue all the refrigerator manufacturers , frigorific vans , cars with A/C . cooler manufacturers . carbon ice shipments , Coca-Cola vending machines etc.
     
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    Its not that simple though, now they seem like trivial patents but at one point this was brand new technology. So yes it seems like something so simple and stupid now but it wasn't always that way. If I were the first to invent a box with cold air, you bet your sweet cheeks I would patent it, license it or go after those who dont use my license.

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    But the thing is , when they released the iPhone this wasn't new technology at all . I can't talk about the second patent , but the first one refers to features that were integrated in PDA phones and computers way before . Now I see that the first patent was filed inFebruary 1 1996 but it still refers to a method that was pretty common at the time in tech world and was used in computers since 60's board games only that nobody thought of patenting something like that . The principle even goes back all the way to 1700 with Baye's theorem .
    I think they should have intellectual rights over the source code that allowed them to achieve this , but it's ridiculous to have a patent for the result when there was already something similar to this used in other fields . But what to expect from a company that copied most of their technology , put it in a nice package , have to give them that , and now they are crying that somebody else is stealing the technology that they have previously stolen .
     
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    so is it Apple's fault they were awarded these patents???