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Apply tries to ban Galaxy S IV with decade-old patents

Posted on Thursday, May 23 2013 @ 14:52:15 CEST by


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DailyTech blasts Apple for attempting to ban Samsung's Galaxy S IV. This time the company is using ambiguous decade-old patents against Samsung, including two from the mid-1990. Full details over here.
Apple contends that the trio of initial patents -- which cover interaction with ambiguous data constructs -- can be applied to Siri, Google Now, (or likely most other pieces of software). And Apple says its equally ambiguous UI "inventions" are fair game, as Google Now is activated by an on-screen button at times, replacing the previous "Android Quick Search Box".

According to a filing obtained by Florian Mueller, an anti-Google blogger paid by Google's legal rivals, Apple writes, "The Galaxy S4 product practices many of the same claims already asserted by Appleā€¦ in the same way as the already-accused Samsung devices."

Judge Paul S. Grewal of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California will rule on Apple's request to tack on the patents at a June 25 hearing.




 



 

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