quote: But the win started to unravel with the preliminary invalidation of Apple's bounce patent -- U.S. Patent No. 7,786,975 -- one of three "technology" patents asserted in the case (the pinch to zoom patent has also been since invalidated). The invalidation did find some individual claims in the bounce patent valid, which Apple is trying to leverage to preserve the patent in some form.
quote: ...instructions for displaying an area beyond an edge of the electronic document and displaying a third portion of the electronic document, wherein the third portion is smaller than the first portion, in response to the edge of the electronic document being reached while translating the electronic document in the first direction while the object is still detected on or near the touch screen display;...
quote: the U.S. patent has no bearing on the Japanese patent
quote: preliminary invalidation of Apple's bounce patent
quote: Software patents need to be outlawed and Samsung needs to respect the FRAND rules.
quote: They tried to negotiate with Apple for a fair and equitable licensing agreement, as stipulated by FRAND rules
quote: Apple then decided to refuse negotiating, and just steal the use of Samsung's FRAND technology anyway
quote: Now please show me which "FRAND rules" say that you can just indefinitely use FRAND patented technology without ever paying anyone ONE red cent?
quote: Samsung claims they did, Apple claims they did not.
quote: Should Apple now halt production of all of their devices, because Samsung made an unreasonable offer - or pay way over the odds for a FRAND patent?
quote: Apple's reputation in such areas is to the point that nobody would believe their side of the story except the most fervent fanboi. Like you.
quote: It's not up to Apple to decide "oh well, I don't like the way this is going, I'll just use the technology anyway and pay zero."
quote: Apple has gone years, literally years, without paying one red cent for the technology that Samsung spent billions in R&D to develop. And you're sitting here talking about "FRAND abuse"?
quote: I'm sure from Samsung's point of view, their offer was perfectly reasonable. From Apple's point of view, "reasonable" clearly means "free".
quote: What's certain is that Apple will not be under investigation for any kind of FRAND abuse.
quote: That doesn't give Samsung the right to seek complete bans of the products
quote: It's hard to get in trouble for FRAND patents when you never actually develop any technologies ever.
quote: AHAHA if this isn't the pot calling the kettle man. As if Apple seeking bans for using rectangles is any more legitimate.
quote: As these claims are referenced in the abstract and summary, it's possible that the entire patent is still invalid, even if some of the claims are valid, as the patent is incorrectly constructed.