quote: Microsoft are moving with a market trend
quote: Having a larger market share is irrelevant if it doesn't translate into larger profits.
quote: by Jeremiah Derringer on February 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM You don't need to be brainwashed to see that Apple is completely kicking the shit out of Google and Microsoft. There's no way those two jokes can even come close to catching Apple now.
quote: Is "simplicity" something Apple have also patented?
quote: quote: Is "simplicity" something Apple have also patented? I think they tried to say that in regards to the Galaxy Tab, yes.
quote: shameless about stealing great ideas
quote: this is clearly not illegal because COPYING of itself is not illegal.
quote: Ripping off an entire device so much so that the two can't be told apart by your own lawyers, is an example of illegal copying, as it infringes on design and copyright.
quote: In the case of Slide to Unlock - if any of you are right that the prior are is RELEVANT in the eyes of the law (since it's done very differently and isn't a smartphone, maybe it isn't) - then you don't have to worry. The legal system decides this, not you. While the idea is similar to the Neonode n1, the technology and the implementation is clearly different. As is the device genre. You claim that Apple 'copied' this idea but the patent office clearly disagreed.
quote: No need to call me an idiot for simply linking a video of Steve Jobs. What on earth is wrong with you? Perhaps you have an anger management issue?
quote: Not sure what your point is?
quote: I have yet to see any device from a competing manufacturer, where Apple claims violation of their patents, that I can't easily distinguish from the Apple product.
quote: Apples IP lawsuits across the world have been thrown out of court in most countries.
quote: In cases where they haven't, some very minor hardware modifications were enough to satisfy the courts that no patent laws were violated. (eg Galaxy tab 10.1n)
quote: That seems to completely debunk your argument.
quote: Apple did indeed copy the idea, but then slapped a patent on their very specific implementation of this stolen idea
quote: Unfortunately for the free market, Apple seems to like to copy others or steal their ideas. Then they apply for a patent on the idea and sue everyone else who thinks it is ok to steal ideas from apple just as apple does. Of course, now that Apple has patented this stolen idea, Apple loyalists think Apple is a wonderful innovator.
quote: PS: Please don't get abusive again.
quote: Can you say irrelevant a few more times? It's simply amazing how when you are proven WRONG, it's irrelevant. I think it's time for everyone to QFT. You are just now simply trolling and it's getting quite annoying. Amusing as well, since you can't seem to let go of Apple's nut sack, but also very sadly annoying. Oh, and by the way, your opinions, they are irrelevant.
quote: Ultimately it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things in to what you're doing. I mean Picasso had a saying he said good artists copy great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas and I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.
quote: Google and Microsoft create overly-complex technologies aimed at geeks, while Apple makes things as easy as possible for normal people.
quote: Infringement and Invalidity are two separate proceedings in Germany. The German court did not consider the above cited prior art in the infringement case because it is obligated to only answer whether the issued patent claims are infringed by the accused device without any regard to the validity of those claims. The accused infringer will then file an action for nullity wherein the patent can be invalidated based on, for instance, the art that Jason discusses in this article. The German judges did not previously consider the above mentioned prior art because they are prohibited from doing so until the nullity portion of the trial.
quote: The notion that Judge Dr. Guntz presumably knew about the prior art/invalidity (according to FossPatents) and opted not to grant the stay takes this from innocent ignorance to wanton maliciousness towards Motorola.
quote: The fact that Judge Dr. Guntz appears to have known that Apple's patent was likely invalid
quote: Nonetheless, this mess will likely be cleaned up when the patent is invalidated.
quote: he isn't a biased idiot
quote: Setting aside, for a second, the matter of obviousness,
quote: 1. The Neonode has no graphic that slides along with your finger.
quote: moving an unlock image along a predefined displayed path on the touch-sensitive display in accordance with the contact, wherein the unlock image is a graphical, interactive user-interface object with which a user interacts in order to unlock the device;
quote: As you state, the Neonode does not possess this element. Consequently, you would have to prove that this single difference is an obvious one to a person having ordinary skill in the art. Find another reference that includes this item or a similar implementation and you will be most of the way there.
quote: In any case, I greatly appreciate you writing this type of article vs. previous articles where you ignore crucial facts, e.g. that the German judge was legally prohibited from ruling on the validity of the patent in view of the prior art you mentioned because there are separate proceedings for infringement and validity in Germany, in order to criticize a judge or the patent system in general. In this article, it is clear that this is your opinion, whereas before you erroneously reported the ignorance of prior art as a fact.
quote: Imagine a man is awaiting trial for murder, and the judge was made aware that the evidence against the person would soon be invalidated and that they were likely innocent. Yet this evidence was not allowed directly. Still the judge had one power he COULD use to free the man he knew was innocent; he could stay his decision, until the other case regarding the evidence was settled, freeing the person and nullifying his current case. But rather than choosing this just path, he instead chose to rule early and imprison the person, despite knowing their innocence.
quote: A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if contact with the display corresponds to a predefined gesture for unlocking the device.
quote: A touchpad having a plurality of distinct zones, wherein movement of a user's finger on the surface of the touchpad between zones, the act of lifting a finger off of the touchpad surface, the act of placing a finger on the touchpad surface, and the movement of a specific pattern of a finger within a single zone are all actions that will generate characters that are transmitted from the touchpad to a receiving device.
quote: A motion password control system including a motion sensor responsive to motion of a device and providing a signal corresponding to movement of the device;
quote: I laughed, too, when Apple became worth more than Microsoft and Google combined. Apple won; Google and Microsoft lost.
quote: Apple is financially brilliant, I admit that.
quote: by Jeremiah Derringer on February 17, 2012 at 8:28 PM Apple's stellar financial results are the direct result of creating innovative, easy-to-use, and beautifully crafted products. They aren't racing to the bottom, as PC and Android companies are, screwing consumers over with bloatware, cheap components, and frustrating design.
quote: Instead of ripping off the iPad
quote: quote: Instead of ripping off the iPad Of which they didn't, no matter how many times you say it, it doesn't make it true or fact.
quote: Just because something isn't patented, it will still be considered as prior art, you fool.
quote: Just like Samsung copied the entire product range.
quote: Just like Samsung copied the entire product range.
quote: 1 - The Neo device didn't patent the technology, so Apple didn't infringe anything
quote: So no double standards at all, just a company who is protecting their own ideas, and being sued over use of FRAND patents.
quote: More likely they just don't want the hassle.
quote: Once again, Apple has helped consumer's by protecting their IP and forcing others to innovate instead of copying.
quote: in my opinion
quote: No wait, you're a moron and a sore loser.
quote: In other cases such as the Galaxy Tab being banned the customer did benefit, in my opinion, because now it's clear that manufacturers can't simply duplicate Apples products, and have to come up with something of their own. Clearly this will mean more options for the consumer.
quote: Knowing German courts' nitpicking stupidity all they need to do is change it to right-to-left and that'll be enough to stop the case dead.
quote: Sometimes I don't blame Apple for all the crap they're putting on, rather the retarded IP system that allows them to do it, and occasionally win.
quote: OMG those two cars are indistinguishable from 100m away INFRINGEMENT!
quote: (Also, Apple are the biggest electronics company in the world only because they've figured out know how to brainwash a huge amount of customers into paying huge margins no one else in the industry can get away with)
quote: Firstly, it was 10 feet (3m), the typical distance you sit away from your TV