Last Updated: Apr 08,2010
Apple files suit against HTC, alleging patent infringement | Android Central
love this comment
"God I hope one of his turtle necks strangles him someday soon!"
And I love this quote too.
Point being, we have a winner here. If they are suing, they are scared. Rightly so.
already posted here http://androidforums.com/android-news-talk/49906-apple-sues-htc-patent-infringement.html
i concur with this statement
they running scared and i feel great about it!
mad winmo couldnt do it to them...but glad droid did!
That's the American Mega-Corporation moto:
"We are all for competition, as long as they are not competing against us."
I never understood this kind of stuff. Pinch to zoom, so apple came up with that for mobile phones...so what. So no one else can use it now? It's like saying hey guys, we have this great new advance in technology, but you can't use it at all in any of your technology. Microsoft has been copying apple with their OS features forever. This is basically a move by apple because they do not like the sudden threat the Android phones have imposed on them.
Anyone else see how vague some of those patents are? How in the hell did they get those in the first place? Some of those patents are of things other companies have done before they did. I just don't get it. This is why outside of the US patents on technology have been fought over for a long time. Because they realize that if you give patents like this to certain companies it kills advances in technology, and puts the power in the hands of a select few money hungry companies to completely dominate the market.
LOL....That's a great line...the best part if "Eff" LMAO
Question: Does AT&T have any Droid phones?
I looked on their site and couldn't seem to find any.
I'm worried that if Apple wins this thing, we might loose pinch zoom and other features that make the Eris such a good, feature-rich phone.
** look at that blog, it's been updated all of a sudden with more detail.
Apple files suit against HTC, alleging patent infringement [updated] | Android Central
I hate to say this, but I'm going to throw this under the "Reasons we aren't getting 2.1 as soon as we'd like."
No they don't, however they do carry WM HTC phones.
Haha This is such a solid quote. My respect for Apple is dying by the minute as of late. They're afraid...
So for real, eat sh*t apple, I'll stand by my new found love... HTC and android
One of the patents is for using a pattern to unlock a touch screen. So in other words, the idea of swiping your finger across a screen to unlock a phone is something only Apple can do?
You can't patent that idea, but you can patent the technology behind it. As long as HTC creates their own touch screen technology and code behind unlocking it by touching it they are fine.
im actually nervous for htc...
they have a range of devices they suing about and 700 + pages of documents!
this could put them in court for MINUTE!
hope they have the money to lawyer up...
So shouldn't HTC go after Apple and AT&T for antitrust law violation?
I am pretty damn sure that Apple made an agreement with AT&T not to carry any Droid based phones because it would be competition.
That is actually pretty much what apple did.
"Unlocking A Device By Performing Gestures On An Unlock Image"
"List Scrolling And Document Translation, Scaling, And Rotation On A Touch-Screen Display,"
I blame the idiotic US patent office for ever allowing someone to do this. I blame apple for being a bunch of a$$holes.
The problem is, that it's EXACTLY about patenting ideas.
I hate to be behind Apple, but they missed this boat when they let Windows go 20+ years ago, without suing.
They've invented virtually the ENTIRETY of the ideas relating to how we interface with computers and our Android phones.
That being said, those are VERY broad ideas to patent. The problem isn't that they don't deserve a patent, some of them, for being so broad, but that the patent office DID issue them legal patents. That's the problem.
Wonder when Walmart will sue Apple for using child slave labor to manufacture their goods.
"Hey, we thought of using slave labor first!"
"You have been served, Apple"
Apple admits using child labour - Telegraph
That is the big problem. The idiot that signed off on this stuff needs to be found, tarred and feathered.
Instead of reading the lawsuit, you should actually read the patents. They are not vague. Actually, quite the opposite. They are VERY specific, not just in what kinds of input, but what kinds of gestures registering what kind of end product on what kind of device. They are not vague. In my opinion, I am GLAD that HTC is getting bombed. I hope Apple sues the crap out of HTC and depletes them. HTC says they've filed many patents over 13 years, but that doesn't mean any of those patents were approved and might all be pending.
As far as no one getting to use the technology, that's not true. You can use the technology, but you got to PAY the owner of that technology to use it. HTC thought they could get away with ripping off technology to make a profit without giving what's due to those who developed the technology.
All day, we see posts from people who are willing to "pay for apps to support the dev." What's the difference here? All of a sudden Apple's lawsuit threatens the operation of our beloved devices and that notion is all of a sudden evil? HTC will have to pay big. 20 tech IP infringed. I hope HTC goes down big time for this.
You want to see innovation being driven, then you better hope Apple wins. Because innovation isn't driven when someone copies technology bit for bit. It's when you're forced to come up with a different modality to accomplish the same task, easier and more efficiently.
That is shocking and disappointing to me.
Although some of those things are kind of lame. Everyone does business with those manufacturing companies, and them doing business without proper ventilation or them strong-arming their employees is an epidemic in China.
It's VERY difficult to produce things in China, and many other countries, without finding these things out. They will tell you that they comply with all applicable laws, as well as your own standards, to get the manufacturing contract. By the time these things come out, your company DEPENDS on them to produce things (ipods, computers, whatever), and you can't afford to just drop them.
Droid Eris is on the list. I ddn't see our beloved Droid though. Phew!
Rotten Apple: HTC sued over 20 patents – Android and Me
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