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rick merritt   4/8/2014 9:43:20 AM
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Is this mixing of open source, proprietary Google and proprietary home grown code common? Tricky?

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Paid experts and 6,847,959
tpfj   4/8/2014 11:15:50 AM
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I have a problem with grossly overpaid (that was a serious chunk of change!) experts providing unbiased views on patents. Take patent 6,847,959. I'm pretty sure my Nokia brick phone and Sony Ericsson slide phone from a decade ago could extract phone numbers out of text messages people sent me. Skype has been doing the same with a browser plugin for a while now.

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Max The Magnificent   4/8/2014 11:24:15 AM
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@tpfj: I have a problem with grossly overpaid (that was a serious chunk of change!) experts providing unbiased views on patents.

So do I ... unless someone were to offer me an obscene amount of money to do so, in which case I'd make an exception LOL

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rick merritt   4/8/2014 2:04:25 PM
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The patent was applied for in 1996 so Apple may have gotten a jump on Skype and etc.

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elctrnx_lyf   4/8/2014 2:31:56 PM
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Is apple going to start a war on google with these patents

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Re: Paid experts and 6,847,959
Bert22306   4/8/2014 5:21:41 PM
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I too automatically distrust grossly overpaid "expert witnesses." But more on point, all Samsung has to show is that they did not copy Apple's algorithm, for extracting phone numbers from text. This sort of pattern recognition software is pervasive nowadays, and has been for some time.

And reading Steve Jobs' e-mail, it seems painfully obvious that Apple was copying basic features offered by its competition extensively as well.

No sensible, civilized person likes these "holy wars." That was Steve Jobs' term. Apple should wake up and look at the longer term. This is damaging to their reputation, except perhaps for the most hopeless of Apple Faithful.

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rick merritt   4/8/2014 9:57:41 PM
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The previous Apple jury also largely discounted highly paid experts, even though I thought most quite good...until they played silly and transparent obfuscation games under cross examination!

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andrei_k   4/9/2014 3:42:20 PM
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An interesting development. I have looked at Claim 1 of 5,946,647, which is supposed to describe a search for phone numbers. Can anyone explain me, if there is anything in this claim, which cannot be applied to an antivirus. I had used both well before 1996, the priority date of '646.

From what I see in a posting at Linkedin it is the dependent Claim 9 that Apple believes is violated by Samsung. Which cannot hold if Claim 1 doesn't.

What is actually the trick?

 

 

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andrei_k   4/9/2014 3:45:10 PM
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I actially meant "which cannot be applied to an antivirus or to a spellchecker"

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rick merritt   4/8/2014 9:56:15 PM
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@GSMD, Far from being immune, academia is the main source of these experts.



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