Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 22:17 UTC
Legal I stopped following all the patent trolling in the mobile industry months ago because, you know, I have a life, but apparently some big ruling just got handed down in the United States: using three software patents, a patent troll from Cupertino has been given an injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, imposing a ban on the device. This patent trolling has to stop, blah, blah, we've all been here before. If you need me, I'll be over there on the sofa remembering the good old days when Cupertino was famous for great products, instead of infamous for its patent troll.
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Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

What prior art? Stop saying that. Present legally valid prior art, and I suggest you fax your information over to Samsung's lawyers. I'm sure they'd appreciate it.

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phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Yeah, right, there were absolutely zero mobile device that have a touch screen before the iPhone, everybody knows that.
As there is no mobile device with icons & gesture UI before the iPhone.
As the iPad was the absolute first tablet device.

Yeah, right.

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dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

I didn't read the patents fully but the integrated search boxes have appeared in various Linux distros (throug KDE integrated search frameworks) long time ago. Don't know if it was as early as 2000 though.

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