Apple Patent on Touch Typing, Multitouch Upheld; Allows Ban on Most Androids

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  1. oion

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    DailyTech - Apple Patent on Touch Typing, Multitouch Upheld; Allows Ban on Most Androids

    Say what?

    Translation---Android is whooping Apple's ass in the smartphone sector by free market principles so Apple somehow gets a patent win (a "surprise win" according to this) and Android manufacturers are banned from using... capacitive multitouch screens. Ouch.

    But it gets better.

    Huh.
     
  2. kristalsoldier

    kristalsoldier Well-Known Member

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    Sheesh! I just don't Apple's strategy. They seem to be singularly dedicated to self-destruct. It also shows that Apple does not have any product development depth, which was rather obvious in light of their recent iPhone 5 release and their impending iPad 5 release.
     
  3. The White Falcon

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    Well, they did invent the stuff.... or at least, they bought Fingerworks, who had all the patents. I imagine if you invented something and then people started ripping you off you'd be pretty upset.

    HTC would be exempted from any ban, as they already have a licensing agreement with Apple for the same patents.

    One other thing is that while Android has marketshare, it's not a moneymaker. Google is still losing billions due to Motorola, and the only Android OEM really making any money is Samsung. Everyone else is losing cash or making a pittance. Apple, on the other hand, is making money hand over fist due to excellent profit margins.
     
  4. beman39

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    Apple is so sad, seriously they're always trying to sue somebody over patents they didn't invent but stole from other inventors/patents like Samsung, Microsoft and so many others I can't/won't get into... and all the biography's of steve jobs and about apple they admit it openly! just look for some interesting quotes from steve and the thieves... lol
     
  5. Frobon

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    I think it's been quite clear for a while that the US patent system is non- functional. It works about as well as a North Korean smart phone.

    At some point they're going to have to fix it or the rest of the world is going to have to cut it loose like a diseased limb.
     
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    I won't have an Apple product in my house.
     

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