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  • Apple Wins Major Smartphone Patent

    Wow. Even after after death, Steve Jobs is still kind of a dick...

    http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post...2-3dec14ae06e6

    At least this one's a bit more specific than their silly tablet patent suit. What did they say in that one? Something like "A rectangular shaped device capable of displaying moving images." They sure do have some pesky (and persistent) patent lawyers!

    I understand protecting your ideas and innovations, but sheesh, some of Apple's patent applications are really really vague.

    Does this mean Android is going to remove this feature? I sure hope not!
    "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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    Re: Apple Wins Major Smartphone Patent

    Uh, what the hell? What about Televisions? Monitors? They can't possibly get that to hold up.

    As for the slide-to-unlock feature... Well... It's a crock of **** that it's patentable but I can see where they're coming from on it. Hilariously enough, my POS Samsung Reality has that function.

    Edit: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395316,00.asp

    Describes more shenanigans by Apple. A judge in the Netherlands ruled against Apple in its lawsuit against HTC over the slide-to-unlock (a Windows phone did it first). And then they mysteriously add "graphical feedback" to their patent trolling.

    I wouldn't hate Apple so much but they're hilariously belligerent on this stuff. Trying to protect their empire, I suppose.

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      Re: Apple Wins Major Smartphone Patent



      Originally posted by Steve Jobs, 1994
      We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.
      What a vile, litigious, hypocritical man.

      @Flarfignuggen - "hilariously belligerent" is exactly right.
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        Re: Apple Wins Major Smartphone Patent

        Originally posted by westyfield View Post




        What a vile, litigious, hypocritical man.

        @Flarfignuggen - "hilariously belligerent" is exactly right.
        Wow. Tragic irony. That old interview is the Steve Jobs I used to admire. Back in the 80's and early 90's he fought the "man" through his great products and business model, and his great "1984" video. Sadly in the last decade, he and his company became so much of what he used to hate.
        "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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          Re: Apple Wins Major Smartphone Patent

          More proof that our patent system is FUBAR and still not in any way ready for the current pace of innovation.



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