Jelly Bean already works around Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent
0. phoneArena 30 Aug 2012, 20:08 posted on
A close examination of Apple's pinch to zoom patent shows that not only can it be worked around, but Google already has done so in Android 4.1...
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35. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
In the end, after all is said and done, Apple will be found to have gamed the USPTO and most (more than 50%) of their patents will be found to be invalid. You heard it first on PA.
65. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
And I advise all to read the full Verge article. For folks that used to be called Apple fanboys.....they actually called out Apple on this one.
56. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
And this just shows something about a rule, law, contract, etc...
There's always a loophole. For everything.
Anyway, I'm just glad that Apple can't sue for something ridiculous like this that is in Windows Phones as well as Androids.
66. eyad_996 (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)
It is a silly thing to sue about!
It's like suing them for the volume rocker buttons on the side of a phone, stuff like that don't go under the name "innovation", it's like common-sense!
In face Windows 7 also uses pinch to zoom for picture zooming, offcourse only if you have a touch screen of some kind.
3. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I saw the post on the verge today, It had interesting stuff
4. ajac09 (Posts: 1481; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
not many android fans think its the end of the world becaue of samsungs loss.. most of us see it it as a time to hit apple back and MUCH harder
15. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I agree - I could care less if APPLE won - jury did not seem too bright and like the judge, rushed over everything to jump to a conclusion. It will get overturned or downgraded.
17. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the only people that care that apple won are the itrolls that cant see past their nose.
The expectation is overturn/reduction in some way shape or form. No reasonable person thinks that apple should have won such a lopsided victory, not even other patent lawyers that were interviewed pre/post trial.
24. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
because Apple did win... and until it gets overturned ..apple did win plain and simple..
31. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they didnt win until the judgment is FINAL, gallito. It is not FINAL yet. There is a difference. The jury's decision was a hard guideline for the judge to make her FINAL ruling on, but she does not have to abide by it, and most people dont think she will.
So technically all they have won at this point.. was... an end to the court case.. for now.
46. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
al the headlines around the we says that Apple won if you want o spin it,.. go ahead I am talking in the present not the future and here Apple won unless you can prove me otherwise.. which you wont..
64. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Headlines....vs the procedures, rules of the courts...
Yea....the headlines matter more.
They did win the case. But this isnt over yet. Appeals n all. Ya know...procedures of the courts.
67. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
41. MeoCao (unregistered)
I think Apple lost big time with their law suits. Apple now becomes a company using their petty patents to bully competitors and not a company of innovation.
36. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Sammy's legal team f*cked up. Time to play the appeal according to how Google played Oracle v. Google - can we all say invalidity?
Fortunately the appeal process is about the law, not jury nullification.
5. MeoCao (unregistered)
This is great news, I was afraid that Apple would prevent other from using pinch to zoom.
I think Google is different from Apple and will use the possible pinch to zoom patent only to protect themselves and their allies and not make money from it.
37. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Apple goal is to prevent copying, not to make money from the patents.
40. MeoCao (unregistered)
Are you serious, Apple offered pinch to zoom license to SS for some 2-3 bucks per phone from their own admission.
42. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Well maybe I'm wrong but I thought Apple usually attempts to ban devices until they get the feature removed entirely.
43. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
And then when the feature is removed or modified so it doesn't infringe, as verified by government officials, Apple attempts to ban it again, claiming that the device still infringes! :D
44. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
That's a little off topic from what MeoCao and I are talking about but okay sure.
45. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
It's a snarky comment. Read it as if I'm saying it gleefully.
And it's actually a little on topic; you're both right and wrong.
Apple has been wielding its patents in an attempt to drive Android out of the market, all because Steve Jobs didn't think anyone else could possibly come up with the idea for a mobile operating system that uses a touchscreen for its main UI without copying Apple.
It's also a way to abuse government power in order to try to gain an unfair market advantage. For a company so obviously and historically obsessed with control, this is nowhere near to being a surprise.
72. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Yeah you're a little on topic and not a little off topic, my bad (you realize that's worse right?). But anyway, you're basically saying the same thing I did with more detail. It seems like you're agreeing with me more than you are with MeoCao because he's suggesting that licensing features is Apple's primary goal.
Did it answer our dispute? No. Sounded kinda ranty...
60. willard12 (Posts: 1707; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
They're not achieving their goal and they have themselves to blame. They copied the LG prada which won the iF design award in Sep 2006, pull down notification, answer a call with a message. According to the trial....they copied pinch to zoom from Mitsubishi . The jury foreman, who patented tivo though he didnt invent it, doesnt like the whole prior art thing either. In fact once again, I don't think you can name a single thing actually invented by Apple. Entertain us...name just 1....until then, I'll take apple's word as honest when they say they've been shameless about stealing good ideas. Hopefully, they don't steal any 4g technology.
6. tiara6918 (Posts: 2045; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Apple and their products, they will always sue if someone else made it identical or similar to theirs(even though in reality it isn't but they're fooling everyone with every move they make). Apple is going way overboard...Jb show what you have against ios!
7. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
In just like that.....it isnt a big deal. I predict Apple will start patenting all variations of their patents in the near future...
I recommended press 2 corners and zoom for Android. Google, hop on that.
8. emdot82 (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
apple always have a problem with android taking ideas from them but just look at the new IOS6 every New feature they added android had it for years
9. Nookie4u (Posts: 133; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
When you stop an idiot, they won't go further anymore. but if you stop a genius, they'll always find a way to work around it. so it only pushes them to make things even better. Google did a great job.