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  • Apple Slaps Samsung with New Lawsuit Over Autocorrect


    It's been at least ten minutes since we last covered an Apple lawsuit, so we're long overdue for the next litigation-laced headline pertaining to our favorite tech giant.

    This week, Apple filed yet another lawsuit against its longtime rival Samsung. What's Apple's newest beef you ask? The newest qualm pertains to both autocorrection and the ability to unlock a device from its touchscreen.

    Once again invoking the familiar term "preliminary injunction," Apple's new lawsuit wants the Samsung products that allegedly infringe upon Apple patents to be pulled from consumer availability. As of this writing, however, few other details pertaining to the suit - like exactly which Samsung products are offending Apple - have become available.

    The patents controlled by Apple that are supposedly infringed upon today by Samsung include:
    • U.S. Patent No. 8,074,172 - "Method, System, and Graphical User Interface for Providing Word Recommendations"
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,946,647 - "System and Method for Performing an Action on a Structure in Computer-Generated Data"
    • U.S. Patent No. 8,046,721 - "Unlocking a Device by Performing Gestures on an Unlock Image"
    • U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604 - "Universal Interface for Retrieval of Information in a Computer System"

    To date, it is estimated that Apple’s legal feuds with Samsung have already cost the iPhone maker $100 million in legal expenses.

    Source: PaidContent
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Slaps Samsung with New Lawsuit Over Autocorrect started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      This is so lame, and this is why I don't buy apple products anymore. It should be obvious to the courts by now that these lawsuits are aimed at squashing competition. If was really about infringement, apple would be going after Motorola and Android, not Samsung and their hardware.
    1. wohhey's Avatar
      wohhey -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      This is so lame, and this is why I don't buy apple products anymore. It should be obvious to the courts by now that these lawsuits are aimed at squashing competition. If was really about infringement, apple would be going after Motorola and Android, not Samsung and their hardware.
      What about thousand of lawsuits every time Apple brings new device to the market? What about samsung and kindles adīs? You are writing like Apple is only "evil" here and thatīs why you hate them so much.
    1. holdemdogg's Avatar
      holdemdogg -
      I own apple products and I think all this is getting stupid they just want to control the market one way or another
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      This is getting stupid. Apple should save that money they soend on lawsuits and use them to produce better and cheaper devices
    1. domenicp's Avatar
      domenicp -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      This is so lame, and this is why I don't buy apple products anymore. It should be obvious to the courts by now that these lawsuits are aimed at squashing competition. If was really about infringement, apple would be going after Motorola and Android, not Samsung and their hardware.
      Guess you're not buying any products from any tech company since they all do this.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      This is so lame, and this is why I don't buy apple products anymore. It should be obvious to the courts by now that these lawsuits are aimed at squashing competition. If was really about infringement, apple would be going after Motorola and Android, not Samsung and their hardware.
      Let me get this right, lol. You don't buy Apple products, because Apple "lamely" sues Samsung instead of Motorola? And then you are telling people about this on an Apple site?

      And FYI, Samsung uses Android as well. And in this case, Apple is not going after the hardware. Now that I'm the 5th person that commented on your utter lack of thinking, hopefully no one else will have to answer or even read your rediculous comment.

      Nice try, lol
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      O gosh, I'm actually agreeing with *T* this time It is a software infringement they're suing for, but in that case they should sue google not Samsung.... Fail on apple's part.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      O gosh, I'm actually agreeing with *T* this time It is a software infringement they're suing for, but in that case they should sue google not Samsung.... Fail on apple's part.
      Thanks hahaha
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Zzz z z z.....
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by jOnGarrett View Post
      This is so lame, and this is why I don't buy apple products anymore. It should be obvious to the courts by now that these lawsuits are aimed at squashing competition. If was really about infringement, apple would be going after Motorola and Android, not Samsung and their hardware.
      Agreed, I'm so glad I sold my iPad 2 and bought a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 4G tablet. One of the best things I've done, now if only my iPhone 4S would sell then I can get the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

      Quote Originally Posted by wohhey View Post
      What about thousand of lawsuits every time Apple brings new device to the market? What about samsung and kindles adīs? You are writing like Apple is only "evil" here and thatīs why you hate them so much.
      So what patent is Samsung breaking by making commercials?
    1. cpotoso's Avatar
      cpotoso -
      Apple is EVIL.
    1. dfheje's Avatar
      dfheje -
      Wow.. this is honestly getting annoying.
      Makes me think twice about apples philosophy of innovation.
    1. Maxime Caudebec's Avatar
      Maxime Caudebec -
      Quote Originally Posted by dfheje View Post
      Wow.. this is honestly getting annoying.
      Makes me think twice about apples philosophy of innovation.
      Apple is still very innovative, and steve jobs philosophy is still very strong and alive.

      Samsung sues apple just as much as apple sues them.
    1. MaStA819's Avatar
      MaStA819 -
      Oh boy...here we go again...
    1. Breezer23's Avatar
      Breezer23 -
      It's sad such vague patents can be granted.
    1. jrrtps's Avatar
      jrrtps -
      I tired to read about this, please change the issues!!!!!!
    1. redstar299's Avatar
      redstar299 -
      Who cares who is suing who
    1. DQEight's Avatar
      DQEight -
      Omg autocorrect!!?
      Apple leave Samsung alone for a bit
    1. VOLTAGExDT's Avatar
      VOLTAGExDT -
      Quote Originally Posted by holdemdogg View Post
      I own apple products and I think all this is getting stupid they just want to control the market one way or another
      Can someone say AppleSoft.
    1. cypherstream's Avatar
      cypherstream -
      Why is apple doing the lawsuit against Samsung? Samsung's auto correct and word suggetions that appear in a horizontal scroll-able menu is much nicer than Apples implementation, plus it seems smarter as to what you were trying to say.