Google filed for patent on Notification Bar in 2009, patent still pending
posted by Alan F. / Feb 17, 2012, 2:58 AM
Google Patents shows a filing that was made by the Mountain View based firm back in January 2009. Application 12/363,325 seeks a trademark for "A computer-implemented user notification method includes displaying, in a status area near a perimeter of a graphical interface, a notification of a recent alert event for a mobile device, receiving a user selection in the status area, and in response to the receipt of the user selection, displaying, in a central zone of the graphical interface, detail regarding a plurality of recent messaging events for the mobile device." All fancy talk describing a Notifications Bar.
So why has Google's attorneys kept their hands in their pockets? Simple. Even though the filing was made in early 2009, the patent is still pending. So there it is. You can be sure that Google has an Army of well-paid lawyers just waiting and waiting and waiting for the day that the USPTO makes the patent official.
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i can imagine the guys at Cupertino pissing their pants once this patent's made official. gotta see this one, apple's patent lawsuits backfiring against them. I wonder what nonsense of an excuse would apple make in defense?
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 3:12 AM 28
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(I am against Apple for this) Apple: In our defence, our notification bar is different to the one on Android. It doesn't allow access to settings. *Apple bribes court* APPLE WINS.
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 4:51 AM 14
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how different? hell, apple sues every other company that has something similar to iOS even if the similarity is only 1%. Now, they are saying the iOS notification bar is different? its like 99% similar to android! if there is one company that needs to be sued for patent violations, it should be Apple..
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 6:23 AM 10
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Im sure Apple did the notification bar with such careful design that it won't even show up in the patent. WHO THE HELL HAS GUTS TO SUE APPLE???
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 8:08 AM 3
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and as soon as USPTO makes it official, BAM google is gonna nail em.
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 3:20 AM 11
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Breaking News: "The USPTO has Denied Google's Request for the Notification Bar" haha
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 8:28 AM 0
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Why they keep patenting the idea? That's an idea, you think it first so don't let anyone think it at second to touch it? The final lose is our customers if they keep doing so.
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 4:33 AM 1
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Thing is, this is no longer an idea, this has been on almost all versions of Android. Same as Face Unlock for Android, it has been done, it's no longer just an idea. Now Apple applying for Face Unlock using advanced methods, that's an idea, locking of your iOS device with a stylus using magnets? Another idea. For all we know Apple can't produce all these and so no one can because they are going to own patents to it...
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 8:39 AM 2
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Yingcong is correct though in the context that the big losers here are US, the consumers. It would be nice (a fairy tale) to see the OEMs work together to move phone tech forward, and bringing it to new heights.. instead of trying to stifle creation and force each other out of the market. it's not like there's not enough room for both Apple and Google! (and many others)
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 9:11 AM 1
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Wow apple gets slide to unlock even tho they didnt invent it and google is still waiting on this....
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 4:50 AM 15
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Stupid patent so only android can have a notiofication center. If they win a patet case like this apple should sue android for using an application store because they had ine first.
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 4:50 AM 0
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And people see why I hate this crap ? The awesome notification bar in ios could be gone if Google gets this patent. And app stores exited long a ago ,ever heard of vcast? Again they can patent anything can them? And you seriously want them to add more ammo to this ? If every feature goes like that our phones might..........
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 5:37 AM 5
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why will it be a problem if iOS doesn't have notification bar? it didn't have, it stole it, and now it's a problem if it doesn't have one? it's not like it's that functional either in iOS.. apple on the other hand, has been patenting broad designs, which some doesn't even exists yet.. i believe patent war won't be this bad if apple had not started it.. the rest of the world is just defending.. so, tell that to apple..
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 9:49 AM 4
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Lol please tell me you joking and don't really believe apple invented the app store...also why shouldn't Google sue over notification if granted,apple are suing over slide to unlock which is even less innovative than the notification system..lol the double standard with apple fans.
posted on Feb 17, 2012, 6:45 AM 6
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