Samsung and Motorola defeat Apple touch patent in Germany
0. phoneArena posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:25
Apple is having a difficult time replicating its success in the US court system overseas, and just lost a decision on a broad touchscreen input patent against two rivals in Germany...
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1. abdane posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:29 45 4
Samsung and Google ( Motorola ) can defeat apple easily ;)
21. PapaSmurf posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:53 11 0
I don't think that patent can get any broader. Touch event model? Seriously?
28. tedkord posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:34 13 0
Apparently, a tap isn't really a zero length swipe...
Seriously, this is fantastic news. These over broad, silly Apple patents need to be obliterated.
31. joey_sfb posted on 21 Sep 2012, 18:40 18 0
Apple is the biggest patent troll globally known.
40. Vinayakn73 posted on 21 Sep 2012, 22:59 5 0
yeh and still some sites try to support apples. you know what iMean
35. XPERIA-KNIGHT posted on 21 Sep 2012, 21:24 4 1
^take a good look people because this is really the mindset of some ifans and the apple corporation as well.......if they do not win, someone has to pay.......(not physically)
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38. Danre posted on 21 Sep 2012, 22:21 4 0
I think you said you don't like(hate) infringes.
So, what now. You don,t accept it.
I think - this condition is not applied with Apple.
34. JC557 posted on 21 Sep 2012, 20:52 2 0
Andy the Android: Apple can bite my shiny metal a$$!
3. DechyX posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:33 26 0
I wish Apple would go sit the f- down, how can a company with so much power and influence be so insecure
7. Carlitos posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:53 18 2
Its just apple is being lazy. Look at smaller companies like HTC, Motorola (Google) and Samsung do, always trying to bring out the best. I remember when Apple used to be the one setting the standards and raising the bars, but unfortunaly now that the master mind is gone (RIP) Apple is just being a d**k
26. jacko1977 posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:06 11 0
master mind really he was a good sales man that is all and a thief
6. InspectorGadget80 posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:44 19 0
BOUT FCKING TIME DAMN. SLIDE TO UNLOCKED is a useless patent
8. Slammer posted on 21 Sep 2012, 15:54 1 2
Proof that the patent system is in chaos. A patent is a patent. Topography shouldn't be an excuse for inconsistant laws regarding patents. If someone or company patents something here in the states, it should be considered world wide or Visa Versa. This meaning that the patent is sustained to the rightful owner. It boggles the mind that one country says it doesn't infringe while others say it does. It's insane that different countries do and don't recognize patents of respective IPs.
19. rusticguy posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:51 4 0
Actually no. Every country is free to have their own rules and regulations. if it has to be made universal then the IP stuff has to go through something like WTO and there should be a provision to Challenge the application before granting patent rather than wasting time on prior art later as it is happening in this case. Otherwise Ricehill Inc was granted patent/trademark on TEXAMATI rice only to ensure killing of Basmati. Uncle Sam is upto dirty tricks many times so wy should every country be forced into accepting those Dirty games/tricks :)
Many countries patens can be annulled in public interest.
24. -box- posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:04 1 0
That would be a very difficult system to implement without a lot of funding and computer programming, because patents would have to be submitted to an grand authority that would determine whether or not WORLDWIDE the patent is valid. That would take years or decades, without a good system in place, and even then it would take a while
10. Mxyzptlk posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:02 1 12
So Germany will allow companies infringe on others patents?
32. willard12 posted on 21 Sep 2012, 19:36 2 0
Hopefully Germany doesn't allow companies to infringe on LTE patents.
36. Savage posted on 21 Sep 2012, 22:11 0 0
Every country is throwing out Apple's pathetic cases! Except USA. What do you think, US is the most sensible of them all? Other countries are completely stupid not to support Apple? Which world do you live in?
13. gallitoking posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:09 0 13
is not how it goes down. is how they get up and recover..
39. gallitoking posted on 21 Sep 2012, 22:47 0 1
yes I am and happy about.. don't mean to be rude but why is condition any of your business...
43. Sniggly posted on 21 Sep 2012, 23:40 1 0
Because you used to not act like a dumbass for giggles?
25. -box- posted on 21 Sep 2012, 17:06 1 0
I dunno, makes me want to eat them then use the cores for target or batting practice. Also fun with tennis/squash/croquet rackets.
15. lyndon420 posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:16 3 0
Go Android. If only all the OEM's would band together against apple.
22. rusticguy posted on 21 Sep 2012, 16:59 2 0
So doesn't this prove that Apple is having undue Home Advantage ? Through these patent wars they are just trying desperately not to be another RIM 5 years down the line. It doesn't take longt time to fall. Nokia and RIM are glaring examples.
33. Jodabro posted on 21 Sep 2012, 20:01 1 0
Apple is on this patent warpath, because Jobs was sore about loosing the IBM/Microsoft war back in the 80's. So this time around he tried to get patents on everything iProduct and the tech behind them. In the long run I see lawyers getting richer, and apple losing again. Simply out numbered because they can cut off one arm(Hardware Manufacture) and another one will grow in its place. Whether it be windows, android, or blackberry. Google (Larry Page) would be smart to just let this play out.
37. skymitch89 posted on 21 Sep 2012, 22:17 1 0
If there should be any kind of lawsuits between Apple and Android device manufacturers, it should be Google suing Apple for stealing the notification pull-down. It was Android that came out with that idea and after like 2 years Apple took it.
42. rcwfox2002 posted on 21 Sep 2012, 23:39 1 0
These courts need to make Apple post 5% of their income for each lawsuit they bring to court. They are wasting the peoples (court) time with these lawsuits. You don't see Ford going around suing every car manufacture. On the other hand, Apple didn't even start the smart phone era Blackberry and Palm and I think even Nokia had something. Nonetheless, this is getting out of control personally I think Google, Motorola, HTC, LG, Samsung should start a consortium LLC put all their patents in and sue apple collectively instead of by themselves then they can go Nuclear on Apple and have a Great chance on banning the Iphone.