quote: This patent seems relatively obvious in that it basically covers an animation and if GUI animations were broadly patentable video games as we know them couldn't exist today, software would be litigated into oblivion, and the web would be a ghost town. That said Samsung will need to follow the path of obviousness and invalidate Apple's patent in court, as it clearly does use the animation technique covered in this patent.
quote: Once invented many things seem obvious, that doesn't mean there was not a process of invention.
quote: Apple believes, rightly in my opinion, that one of the key differentiators between it's products and those of it's competitors is it's user experience and the the way the OS and software interacts with and is integrated with the hardware.
quote: Scrolling and rubber-banding on a UI was invented long before iOS. Again you don't seem to understand. Apple seems to think just because they do things on a touch screen, that makes them unique and revolutionary. It's NOT.
quote: Tough. You can't patent an "experience". It's time for Apple to grow up and let the products compete on their own merits. If a tangible piece of tech is infringed on, hey, by all means. But all this touching and feeling and experiences and happy thoughts with rainbows crap just doesn't cut it.Jobs knew he was dying so he didn't care if his company poured billions into a legal black hole just to further his legacy. Maybe now that he's gone, cooler heads can prevail.
quote: Suppose I start market a clone of Microsoft's operating system, including features like identical scrolling and window controls, a start menu with the same functionality in the bottom left corner, with a logo that looks pretty similar to the Windows logo, with the same names and structure for the menu system, etc, etc and I call that product 'MyWindows' would anybody be surprised if Microsoft sued.
quote: The purpose of the legal action is not to permanently stop the selling of competing products, such a thing is obviously impossible, but rather to use the threat and actuality of product bans and injunctions as a lever to get competitors to remove the various features they have copied from Apple.
quote: debilitating phobia
quote: You keep repeating that, I don't think people are phobic. I think you are just insane and it's quite obvious.
quote: To argue that Samsung would have developed its tablet or phone offerings to look and function as they do without the iPhone and the iPad is just silly.
quote: The question is this: is the degree of copying, or emulation or trend following or whatever you want to call it that Samsung has done in relation to Apple products legitimate or not?