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Apple's Latest Patents Could Spell Doom For Android

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Apple was recently awarded a series of 25 patents covering nearly every aspect of the touchscreen-based user interface, including pinch-to-zoom, electronic lists, and transparent/disappearing scroll bars. The language in these patents is broad enough that Apple could use these patents to block all Android devices from the market, not just selected Samsung, HTC, and Motorola phones. Android tablets are also in danger, due to using many of the same UI elements just patented by Apple. This represents the greatest threat to Android yet, and given Apple's recent decisive court victories, it could spell the end of Android as we know it.

Two Patents That Could Doom Android

Here is a description of the two patents that could be the nail in the coffin for Android, along with the official title, and a brief explanation of what it includes:

Patent no. 7,966,578 (multitouch)

  • Title: "Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for translating displayed content."
  • Covers multitouch gestures, such as pinch-to-zoom, swipe-to-unlock, and moving items around on the screen

quotebeg.png Moving objects on a touch screen with multitouch gestures is a very essential function," he added. "I can hardly imagine that smartphones and tablets would be competitive in the future without multitouch object-moving. quoteend.png

- Florian Mueller, FOSSpatents

Patent no. 8,223,134 (electronic lists, scrollbars)

  • Title: "Portable electronic device, method, and graphical user interface for displaying electronic lists and documents"
  • Covers file lists, contacts, songs in music libraries, email lists, anything that is displayed in list view on a mobile device screen as well as transparent scrollbars (they appear when you scroll up and down, or horizontally, but disappear when you're not scrolling)

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Soon to be launched

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why only android.... ?? what about windows.. ???

:doh: sada hua apple...

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I think corporate Amrica is more interested in corporate wars than in real creativity. There will be a like number of counter suits and we will be back to business as usual.

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Don't worry... They will come under FRAND patents... Ask reasonable license fee if you want, else shut the duck up... They can't stop others due to these patents...

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American patent system is crap and Apple is spending huge to exploit it.

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Soon Ford will be suing all the car companies for using 4 wheels on there cars.

:)

crap.

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If Adam and eve were alive today. They would have sued apple to use the name apple.

And eventually sue every human to eat from mouth and poop from..... :D

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Just wondering why can't Google stops it's search engine and location /maps service to be used in iphone! I am sure 50% apps would be crap without some of these....

As a matter of fact Google CEO shared stage with Steve Jobs during first iphone release and announced how tightly Google services are embedded in iphone :-)

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Just wondering why can't Google stops it's search engine and location /maps service to be used in iphone! I am sure 50% apps would be crap without some of these....

As a matter of fact Google CEO shared stage with Steve Jobs during first iphone release and announced how tightly Google services are embedded in iphone :-)

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Because they cant loose the customers who are on iOS.

Just to be default search engine on iOS, Google pays 1bn $!!!

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As a matter of fact Google CEO shared stage with Steve Jobs during first iphone release and announced how tightly Google services are embedded in iphone :-)

Apple has discontinued Youtube on iOS as a preloaded app.

Earlier, it had also stopped using Google maps.

Its a divorce and now Apple wants alimony from Google :)

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I read somewhere Motorola sues Apple to pay for cellular data patents (EDGE/3G etc) in Germany or some other countries.

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while multi touch is a tough patent to challenge, disappearing scroll bars have been around long before any iphone or even ipod so there could be a meaningful legal challenge to that patent

also apple's patents are only valid for north america and possibly europe

they don't have jurisdiction globally specially in india / most of asia

the EU can always force compulsory licensing in the public interest for which there is a legal precedent

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Motorola’s Patent Lawsuit Against Apple Goes After Siri, Location Reminders, Email Notifications & More

On Friday, Google’s Motorola Mobility unit filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple with theU.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington. So far, Motorola has only confirmed that this lawsuit has indeed been filed. The details of the lawsuit remain elusive, as the actual documents won’t be available on the ITC’s website until Monday and Motorola hasn’t released any concrete information about its allegations, yet. We have now learned, however, that the lawsuit, which seeks to ban imports of Apple’s hardware into the U.S., accuses Apple of infringing on seven of Motorola’s patents.

These patents involve location reminders, email notifications, video playback and Siri, the flagship feature of Apple’s current iOS lineup. According to this information, Motorola’s lawsuit argues that virtually every single hardware product Apple currently sells in the U.S. (with the exception of the classic iPod and iPod nano) infringes upon these seven patents. Sadly, that’s the extend of the information we have so far, but we will update this post once we learn more or once the full text of the lawsuit is available online on Monday.

When Google bought Motorola, it also acquired the company’s 17,000 patents (and 7,000 pending ones). At the time, many pundits assumed that one of the reasons for the acquisition was this trove of patents. Google itself, by virtue of being a relatively young company, does not have enough patents to defend its Android OS and other mobile projects from potential lawsuits by more established players in today’s litigious environment. Now, as the patent wars continue to escalate, it looks as if the company is ready to use Motorola and its patents to go on the offensive.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/18/motorolas-patent-lawsuit-against-apple-targets-siri-location-reminders-email-notifications-more/

Poor Apple.....and poor Apple fanboys..... :hypocrite:

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Real fun begins NOW!

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:previous:

Real fun begins NOW!

Mogambo khush hua!

Holi kab hai? Kab hai holi?

HAHAHA.... :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:

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arun..its time u get rim discussion forum patent..:ph34r:

(Dont Follow Your Shadow, Lead It!!)

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excellent news for consumers - it levels the playing field due to the stalemate

now settlement talks can begin for next year

status quo will be maintained until all patent lawsuits get resolved

android will carry on since competition is in the larger public interest

in fact i think that the number of andriod mobiles will exceed iphones specially in asia

[i'm not an andriod user but have an ipad]

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Poor Apple.....and poor Apple fanboys..... :hypocrite:

:previous:

Real fun begins NOW!

Mogambo khush hua!

Holi kab hai? Kab hai holi?

Just read this and enjoy song

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:previous: picture abhi baaki hai mere dost!

in fact i think that the number of andriod mobiles will exceed iphones specially in asia

It already has exceeded by a wide margin. Not only in asia but in US too.

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Just received a sms:

After the successful Apple's win over Samsung, news from heaven:

Michael Jackson and Neil Armstrong's dispute over the patent for "Moon-Walk"

:lol:

(Dont Follow Your Shadow, Lead It!!)

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Apple Loses Patent Lawsuit Against Samsung In Japan

Apple Inc. lost a patent lawsuit in Japan as a Tokyo judge ruled that Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) smartphones and a tablet computer didn’t infringe on an Apple invention for synchronizing music and video data with servers.

“It’s hard to believe the products belong to the range of technologies of the claimant,” Shoji said in dismissing Apple’s case.Apple was ordered by Tokyo District Judge Tamotsu Shoji today to pay costs of the lawsuit after his verdict, the latest decision in a global dispute between the technology giants over patents used in mobile devices. Samsung shares rose, erasing earlier losses.

Apple and Samsung are battling over the smartphone market, estimated by Bloomberg Industries to be worth $219 billion last year, with patent disputes being litigated on four continents. Apple won a $1.05 billion verdict in the U.S. on Aug. 24, with a jury finding that Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung infringed six of seven patents for mobile devices. The two companies are also bound by commercial deals involving components supply.

Apple, the maker of iPhones, sued Samsung, the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones, in Tokyo last year, claiming the Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S II infringed the patent on synchronization, and sought 100 million yen ($1.3 million) in damages, according to court documents. The Galaxy series of products in Japan is offered by NTT DoCoMo Inc. (9437), the country’s biggest mobile-phone company.

U.S., Korea Rulings

Samsung welcomed the decision, the company said in a statement. Carolyn Wu, a spokeswoman for Apple, declined to comment.

Shares of the South Korean company rose as much as 1.6 percent after the ruling, and were trading at 1.227 million won at 2:08 p.m. in Seoul.

Samsung doesn’t provide sales figures for Japan. The company generated about 12 percent of its revenue from Asia, excluding South Korea and China, in the quarter ended June 30, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Cupertino, California-based Apple got 5.7 percent of its sales in Japan during the same period, according to the data.

“This will likely turn the tide in favor of Samsung,” said Kim Hyung Sik, Seoul-based analyst at Taurus Investment Securities Co. “Samsung had this win in a country that’s strong at intellectual property. The mood is turning positive for Samsung.”

IPad, IPhone Bans

Both companies were barred from selling some phones and tablet computers in South Koreaon Aug. 24 when a Seoul Central District Court ruled they infringed each other’s patents.

Apple was ordered to stop selling the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1 and iPad 2 in South Korea, while Samsung must stop selling 12 products including the Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab. Apple was also ordered to pay Samsung 40 million won ($35,000) and the South Korean company must pay its U.S. rival 25 million won for the patent infringments.

In the U.S., where Samsung had been barred from selling the Galaxy 10.1 tablet, Apple sought to extend the ban to eight models of Samsung smartphones following the jury verdict. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, has scheduled a Dec. 6 hearing on Apple’s request.

In Australia, a preliminary ban on Galaxy 10.1 tablet sales was overturned by the highest court in December. A judge last month began hearing Samsung’s claim that Apple products infringe its patents on wireless transmission. That trial also includes Apple’s claim that Samsung phones and tablets infringe its patents on touch-screen technology.

Samsung retained its position as the world’s biggest seller of smartphones in the second quarter, holding about 35 percent of the market, Strategy Analytics said in July. Apple had the second slot with about 18 percent, according to the market researcher.

The Japan case is Apple Inc. (AAPL) v. Samsung Electronics Japan. Case No. Heisei 23 (WA)27941. Tokyo District Court.

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