Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:19 UTC
Legal In a statement released today, Apple announced it is suing HTC, claiming the Taiwanese phone maker infringed upon 20 of Cupertino's patents related to the iPhone. After Nokia and Apple suing one another a number of times over the past couple of months, this is the next high-profile patent lawsuit in the mobile phones business. Engadget has the filings, and it seems that Apple wants to avoid angering Microsoft, but has no qualms about taking on Google. Update: Engadget analyses every single patent in the claim.
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Just goes to prove...
by corbintechboy on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 22:20 UTC
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Our justice (?) system is so screwed up. Unlock feature on a touchscreen patented by Apple? Give me a break!

Who can really patent a motion with a finger? This is patenting the way I move, software aside.

I think waaay to many companies get to go out and claim "I invented it first" and remove the logic of ease of use on other companies. Logically, if you have a touch screen device the easiest way to unlock that device is from the screen.

I think that they should stop patenting software! Maybe make the code itself hold some legal ground, not the feature of the software.

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