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Apple suit against Samsung dealing with "pinch-to-zoom" is stayed by German Court

0. phoneArena 11 May 2012, 23:18 posted on

As expected, the German Federal Patent Court has stayed, or suspended, Apple's suit against Samsung relating to possible infringement of Apple's patent covering "pinch-to-zoom"; the stay will be in place until another court decides on the validity of the patent...

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posted on 11 May 2012, 23:25 20

1. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


The "slide to unlock" patent suit is my personal favorite. I love the fact that apple will sue over things that were widely-used years before they marched into the patent office, then their CEO says "other companies should invent their own stuff.". Good artists copy, great artists steal, patent, then sue.

posted on 12 May 2012, 07:01 5

21. bigdawg23 (Posts: 382; Member since: 25 May 2011)


Apple can apply for patents but when other companies show document of invention long before they did, and they will it wont go any where.

posted on 11 May 2012, 23:47 17

2. AndroidShiz (Posts: 145; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)


Apple. The most hypocritical and powerful scourge on earth. #loathe

posted on 11 May 2012, 23:51 16

3. angelesmec (unregistered)


Another funny patent issue.

posted on 12 May 2012, 00:13 15

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


every things that patent by apple is been outdated... dont you all realised that? when you take a look of HTC lockscreen, you will find out that it is zillion times better than the boring 'slide to unlock' :(

posted on 12 May 2012, 00:17 7

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


I mean, if apple keep rely too heavily on patent, it would eventually erodes due to demotivation of innovate... patent has expiry!!!

posted on 12 May 2012, 00:56 5

6. iluvtrolling (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 May 2012)


Rather than Samsung not innovating at all and resort to steal IP.

posted on 12 May 2012, 01:06 4

8. Alvin1001 (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 May 2012)


samsung's gs3 lockscreen shortcuts is a rip off from htc's lockscreen.

posted on 12 May 2012, 01:14 9

11. hung2900 (Posts: 802; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


"Not innovating at all"? So who provides the new screen, chip, NAND flash,... to Apple? And then i-S-h-e-e-p-s say: "It's REVOLUTIONARY"

posted on 12 May 2012, 01:15 3

12. Alvin1001 (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 May 2012)


they innovate and copy at the same time.

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:28

19. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 64; Member since: 26 May 2011)


look nokia's symbian belle.
Home screen copy of HTC and Notification Bar copy of ANDROID.

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:57 1

20. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Symbian has been there since Android, clarify plz./

posted on 12 May 2012, 00:57 4

7. iluvtrolling (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 May 2012)


Serve Samsung right for stealing.

posted on 12 May 2012, 01:10 3

10. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


You actually give me a good laugh. Learn how to Troll first before Failing like this. Trying to defend a company who is already got kicked in its arse by the judges.

posted on 12 May 2012, 02:55 4

14. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


You fail as a troll.

posted on 12 May 2012, 04:24 1

15. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Iam not the one Trolling here.

posted on 12 May 2012, 05:45 4

16. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)


We say™ We think™ This is Lord of Trolls or
Huge troller, as in Eaxvac....!?

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:10 1

26. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


boy u got a sense of humor

posted on 12 May 2012, 20:26 1

31. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6569; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Serves u right for being a hypocript and a s... pinch to zoom wasnt invented by Apple or Samsung. What give u right to say Samsung copied? when every manufacturer use pinch to zoom

posted on 12 May 2012, 01:07 12

9. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Pinch to Zoom, wasn't that use in Microsoft Coffee table?

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:26 2

18. TurkeyBacon (banned) (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Microsoft and Apple have cross patent licensing agreement, Microsoft & Apple does own some degree of touch/pinch to zoom.

posted on 12 May 2012, 07:11 4

24. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


they recently got awarded the patent for a very specific style of pinch to zoom. the devil is in the details of the implementation. they dont own "all" pinch to zoom.

posted on 12 May 2012, 01:18 6

13. JcHnd (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


They way they're going soon Apple will sue everyone over the invention of the cellphone...

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:22 6

17. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 64; Member since: 26 May 2011)


How many times they will sue each other.
Why dont first mobile maker sue all other companies for copying their voice call feature.

posted on 12 May 2012, 07:09 2

22. Maxaravind (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Are we gonna sit and do nothing abt this..........?? If apple succedes in it's patent lawsuits that will mean that you can even patent the way u p*e and can sue any who p*e in that way............(sry for the lang..........)

posted on 12 May 2012, 07:09

23. Maxaravind (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Are we gonna sit and do nothing abt this..........?? If apple succedes in it's patent lawsuits that will mean that you can even patent the way u p*e and can sue any who p*e in that way............(sry for the lang..........)

posted on 12 May 2012, 07:28 1

25. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


APple get a life you? ??????

posted on 12 May 2012, 09:16 1

27. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


Apple should really be renamed to Grape. cos they are real sour grapes! can't take competition? get out of the game. simple

posted on 12 May 2012, 11:54 3

28. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I love how Apple is just targetting Samsing aka their biggest competition when Palm, Microsoft, and even RIM have all used pinch to zoom and many other features.

This isnt about protecting their inventions, its all about fear of competition.

posted on 12 May 2012, 14:51 1

29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Yea let's give Samsung a pass and ignore how they copy and steal ip and blame Apple instead.

Nice one

posted on 12 May 2012, 17:03 1

30. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


How do you like that pull down notifications Taco? Yea Apple invented that too right? I mean it hasnt been around since the G1 or anything...

posted on 12 May 2012, 21:45

32. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


actually LG feature phones had the pull down notification area, just that it really wasnt for notifications (more for network stats, bluetooth and etc, so i'd think Google just improved it).. so that was even before Android.. but i mean not like Apple cares right? they "invented'' it

posted on 14 May 2012, 01:14 1

33. ycouldbe (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 May 2012)


the zoom function now apple?, these petty lawsuits need to stop.

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