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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,...
02-10-2012, 06:47 PM #1
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.
02-10-2012, 07:08 PM #2
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.
02-10-2012, 07:13 PM #3
02-10-2012, 07:27 PM #4
I own apple products and I think all this is getting stupid they just want to control the market one way or another
02-10-2012, 07:39 PM #5
This is getting stupid. Apple should save that money they soend on lawsuits and use them to produce better and cheaper devicesIf my post was good, click the button in my post
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02-10-2012, 07:45 PM #6
02-10-2012, 08:11 PM #7
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
Last edited by *T*; 02-10-2012 at 08:13 PM.
02-10-2012, 08:44 PM #8
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.
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02-10-2012, 08:46 PM #9
02-10-2012, 10:00 PM #10
Zzz z z z.....
02-10-2012, 10:04 PM #11
Last edited by GrandMstrBud; 02-10-2012 at 10:06 PM.
02-10-2012, 10:14 PM #12
Apple is EVIL.
02-10-2012, 10:50 PM #13
Wow.. this is honestly getting annoying.
Makes me think twice about apples philosophy of innovation.
02-10-2012, 11:18 PM #14
02-11-2012, 12:37 AM #15
Oh boy...here we go again...
02-11-2012, 12:45 AM #16
It's sad such vague patents can be granted.
02-11-2012, 06:05 AM #17
I tired to read about this, please change the issues!!!!!!
02-11-2012, 01:55 PM #18
Who cares who is suing who
02-11-2012, 03:09 PM #19
Apple leave Samsung alone for a bit
02-12-2012, 02:07 PM #20