Captain_Ballbeard: Fark Google, these evil bastards bought Motorola specifically so that they could sue Apple.Google, the eBay of information.
Bacontastesgood: Shill, baby, shill. Tell us again how Drew was wrong.
drjekel_mrhyde: Meanwhile Google patents the Powerglove Link
A recently granted patent hints at a potential glove-based controller, with references to a pair of detectors that record "images" of an environment, and then determine gestures based on the calculated movement between them.
ha-ha-guy: /I keep hearing rumors that MS is going to preemptively take some shots at Apple to discourage any iPad/MS Surface releated patent trolling
Random Anonymous Blackmail: MassoIt's one lawsuit against a very aggressive patent troll (Apple). I claim this legitimate self defense and let it slide. Apple's been suing anything Android and people that made rectangles with round edges. Until Google go suing anything under the Sun, they're still ok in my book.This is exactly how I see it. Apple is being ankle biting biatches by going after Samsung, HTC because they know damn well going directly after Google would not be in their best interest. I think this is a big poke in the chest of Apple letting them know that they are aware of their childish games and fed up with their bullshiat.
HotWingConspiracy: Theaetetus: HotWingConspiracy: Theaetetus: The garage inventor just starting out with $100 in sales? He's not even going to get noticed, much less a cease and desist.Unless he tries to sell his invention to one of the bigs. Then they tell him no and swipe the design.And then he takes his documentation of those negotiations and his patent and gathers investors who want in on his suit against the big guy. Worked for i4i for the tune of almost 300 million. Or if the little guy just wants to cash out and run, he can sell his patent and negotiation documentation to a patent troll.Honestly, the "small inventor vs. big company" situation can be great for the inventor.I somehow doubt this is the common outcome.
Masso: It's one lawsuit against a very aggressive patent troll (Apple). I claim this legitimate self defense and let it slide. Apple's been suing anything Android and people that made rectangles with round edges. Until Google go suing anything under the Sun, they're still ok in my book.
HotWingConspiracy: Theaetetus: The garage inventor just starting out with $100 in sales? He's not even going to get noticed, much less a cease and desist.Unless he tries to sell his invention to one of the bigs. Then they tell him no and swipe the design.
Masso: Until Google go suing anything under the Sun
tgambitg: The patents in question:5,883,580 - "a method and apparatus for receiving messages having a relevancy status (e.g., a location identifier) and processing the messages when the relevancy status changes."5,922,047 - "an apparatus and method for providing control functions over multiple and diverse media applications, preferably operating at more than one designated node or location."6,425,002 - "a message manager program for accepting and dispatching messages, application program(s) for handling and presenting messages, and message client program(s) that receive messages from the message manager program and provides them to the application program."6,493,673 - "providing prompt element including an announcement to be read to a user, and an input element that allows an audible user input to be converted into a text string."6,983,370 - "the ability to sync the messaging capabilities of multiple devices."7,007,064 - "an apparatus and method for obtaining and managing wirelessly communicated content."7,383,983 - "a system and method for pausing content in one device and resuming playback of the content in another device that may be in a different domain."All software, and thus should be invalidated, since software should not be patented.
Masso: It's one lawsuit against a very aggressive patent troll (Apple).
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