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docdivakar
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docdivakar   12/28/2011 9:16:43 PM
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Rick, I can't offer an explanation for this either! Both FireFox and IE have long supported plugins (like Skype that I also use for landline-mobile calls) that you can click on in the message and call a number. I don't how this is different in user interaction with that of a haptic interface on a mobile device. So my question why didn't Apple sue Mozilla and Microsoft on this? MP Divakar

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Dave.Dykstra   12/24/2011 5:39:46 AM
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Another example of where the current patent system needs rework, regardless of whether or not you feel this is a valid patent. Many of the same arguments can be applied to the other patents in the case and why they should or should not have found in favor of them.

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msar2020   12/23/2011 11:51:08 AM
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Just open an option menu. Always consider the case that the user pressed an item by mistake, and allow them to back out.

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twfry   12/22/2011 8:28:27 PM
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Tapping on a phone number calls the number? No that is not an innovation but a nusaince Patent that never should have been given. To say that is innovation diminishes real R&D.

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wilber_xbox   12/22/2011 1:49:16 PM
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i don't think that Apple worry about making world a nicer place. Like all, they worry about their stockprice and such stories keep them interested.

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wilber_xbox   12/22/2011 1:46:01 PM
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i think that most of the companies have their technology patents inter-winded so will be difficult for courts to sort things out completely.

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eewiz   12/22/2011 9:57:05 AM
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The original Andoid OS which Google acquired was a blackberry symbian clone[search google for pics]. Its only after Eric saw iPhone using his privileged access from Apple board, Google started working on todays Android.

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phoenixdave   12/21/2011 11:34:26 PM
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Agreed...and patents must be defended against infringement or the value of your invention is zero.

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t.alex   12/21/2011 9:21:19 PM
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Android users will have some inconvenience compared to iPhone users. Anyway, Android did copy a lot of features, right?

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goafrit   12/21/2011 8:41:21 PM
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I keep saying this to all human race: the best tech companies are ones with good lawyers. It is not always the tech that wins - the other side matters. Can you imagine this? Just like Intel that wants to have a monopoly.

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