Apple slide-to-unlock patent invalidated by the German court

05 April, 2013
Apple lost the court battle with Samsung and Motorola based on the slide-to-unlock patent.

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  • naveen

nice phone

ISJ5, 10 Apr 2013posting for this section is now closedYou are attempting to close it obviously to avoid negative comments for Apple. I know you are an Apple diehard.

  • Tomsk

Oh really!

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PL2, 09 Apr 2013Agreed. Given half a chance they would patent the colur blue and... moreThey seem to have slowed down with their litigations lately. They must had felt that everything started to backfire against them. Their stocks plummet consistently, they have to cut their parts orders due to less demand, iphone becoming less popular.

cdnj, 08 Apr 2013Ridiculous patents. Did Apple invent the rectangle with rounded... moreAgreed. Given half a chance they would patent the colur blue and sue us all for living under the Sky!

vjr, 09 Apr 2013I am not taking anyone sides here...al i want to say is dat....w... moreI would agree but for one slight problem. Nokia, Motorola and others were all maing things like this years before Apple!

  • Gdx

The brick factory apple thought that after defeating motorola it would defeat samsung. But motorola back stabed apple

I am not taking anyone sides here...al i want to say is dat....when making the so called rectangles and curves in a device ...it actualy takes lots of hard calculation ..precisions....and mathematics at first....the hardly achived goal may seem easy to u....and all ppl may know the feeling of working hard and sm1 else takingbits credit

  • Anonymous

itunes is not good mass storage is good it works on any system that reads file nothing need be installed i can download movies music from my phone use them and put them on my ps3 if i want.

Anonymous, 06 Apr 2013This is how patented products/designs/innovations are made free ... moreRidiculous patents. Did Apple invent the rectangle with rounded corners? Did Apple invent the universal search? Did Apple invent the slide to unlock?

  • Anonymous

God Apple, one of the most unethical company ever. I don't even know why people still purchase their products. At one point they maybe the best but now their product are getting more and more monotoneous. Microsoft is a much more ethical company. Apple has just been dissapointing their consumers more and more in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

lordvib, 07 Apr 2013Did you read the date of it? almost an year old. completely irrelevantI guess you're referring to me? Yes the article is almost a year old, and no that doesn't make it "completely irrelevant". If you're arguing that Apple's retention rate has plummeted since then, please provide the data to back it up.

Anonymous, 07 Apr 2013Hear songs only from iTunes? Lol. Oh, and Apple don't pro... more"Oh, and Apple don't provide a network connection. That'll be down to the likes of AT&T, TMobile and the actual Network OPERATORS, so I don't see how Apple benefits from more expensive data charges."

Apple makes a percentage of every data bundle for iPhones that is sold, which is why there is a specific iPhone APN at every network, (just like for old BlackBerry modles), whereas all other SmartPhones and the new 10 series BB's all use a standard data APN with no kickbacks to manufacturers...

  • Alex

Working in a phone shop (not allowed to tell you which one) I see all manner of people coming in and asking about phones, which to buy, which is better.... it's all personal opinions at the end of the day. If you like Apple.... buy an iphone.... if you like Samsung.... buy an S4.... I've had iPhones now since they were released, and i've just traded my iPhone 5 in for an Xperia Z.... because it does the things that I need it to do... remember, its a phone... thats it...

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Apr 2013This is how patented products/designs/innovations are made free ... morelol

  • Hi

ISJ5, 08 Apr 2013i really love itunes why? cus you can click and drag music and m... moreWhy shouid i even use my hard-drive space for my phone content?

Have u ever thought about that?

ISJ5, 07 Apr 2013all you people are brain washed with android/samsung. why you al... moreif you didn't need an innovation then why are you even using an iphone, it uses a touch screen and thats an innovation.even if apple didn't release iphone all things would have been the same.all this would have come a little late but eventually it would've.apple didn't do s**t.

  • Haha ha hahaha

in the words of mandark,
hahaaa ha haha haaaaa

i really love itunes why? cus you can click and drag music and movies directly onto your iphone, so you dont need to save everything onto itunes and synchronise with your itunes using the tick boxes. This means you arent taking up more storage space on your hard-drive than you need to. iTunes really is a lot more user friendly now than what it used to be! only haters will disagree with me?