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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uggg
by poundsmack on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:34 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

daily tech has this covered too: http://www.dailytech.com/Apple+Claims+Invention+of+MultiTouch+Phone...

one of the noticable things i saw and laughed at is Apple claiming to have invented multi touch... Multi touch concepts and even working systems (rare, but out there), have existed for teh better part of 10 years.

Also, HTC's custom UI's (Sense and TouchFLO 3D) have been around a lot longer than apple's iPhone OS and the iphone has some elements that existed prior in those UI's.

over all everyone of the mobile phone companies might as well just sit down, forming a circle, and just pass the money continuously to the left. with all the patents everyone infrenges on at least some dumb little thing,

"Ok, Apple hand the money to Nokia, Nokia hand the money to THC, etc..."

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RE: uggg
by Laurence on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 18:28 in reply to "uggg"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Meanwhile the only people winning are the lawyers

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RE: uggg
by tupp on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:42 in reply to "uggg"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

one of the noticable things i saw and laughed at is Apple claiming to have invented multi touch... Multi touch concepts and even working systems (rare, but out there), have existed for teh better part of 10 years."

You ain't going back far enough -- try 28 years (multi-touch first appeared in 1982):
http://www.billbuxton.com/multitouchOverview.html

In our world, multi-touch started two years before the original Mac. In the RDF, multi-touch was born with the Iphone.

Edited 2010-03-02 19:57 UTC

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v RE[2]: uggg
by jackeebleu on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 08:08 in reply to "RE: uggg"