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Apple wins injunction against Motorola in Germany over patent covering "rubber-banding"

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Sep 2012, 21:49

Apple's patent covering the so-called over-scroll bounce effect, has been infringed upon by Google's wholly-owned Motorola Mobility according to a court in Germany; using stock Android would be a valid workaround since it uses a "glow" effect...

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posted on 14 Sep 2012, 04:13

60. lyndon420 (Posts: 5023; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Take an infringing device out of the hands of customers? You mean the apple police can go into people's homes and take their personal property? Does apple really expect to make new customers this way?

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 08:25 1

63. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)

"For Android users, this does not does the job as well as the bounce does."

What does this even mean? The glow effect isn't as good at stopping a page at the end of a list as well as bouncing it back? That android users as a whole don't like the glow? That has nothing to do with how the OS operates. Just a little novelty feature that Apple has found a way to sue everyone and their grandmother over.

As for the case. MotoMo just needs to release an update to the infringing phones getting rid of it. A PERMANENT injunction on a phone that has software that can be fixed with a simple update is a bit harsh and uncalled for. The patent is more uncalled for, but there's not much we can do about that right now.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 20:09

69. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Yea...I seriously dont understand how he came to the conclusion that the glow doesnt do the job as well as the bounce.

I had phones with neither one....and I wasnt complaining about not having it. The glow didnt come in Android until GB...I think. I survived without the bounce and glow just fine.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 09:55 1

64. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)

I find it interesting that Windows Mobile 6.5, and Windows Phone 7+ uses "rubber banding", and Apple hasn't even looked in that direction (I know WP is very very low in market share). Since Apple doesn't license their patents, how can MS not be infringing on the Apple patents?

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