Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Melding code
rick merritt   4/8/2014 9:43:20 AM
NO RATINGS
Is this mixing of open source, proprietary Google and proprietary home grown code common? Tricky?

tpfj
User Rank
CEO
Paid experts and 6,847,959
tpfj   4/8/2014 11:15:50 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Paid experts and 6,847,959
Max The Magnificent   4/8/2014 11:24:15 AM
NO RATINGS
@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

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: Paid experts and 6,847,959
rick merritt   4/8/2014 2:04:25 PM
NO RATINGS
The patent was applied for in 1996 so Apple may have gotten a jump on Skype and etc.

elctrnx_lyf
User Rank
Manager
Re: Paid experts and 6,847,959
elctrnx_lyf   4/8/2014 2:31:56 PM
NO RATINGS
Is apple going to start a war on google with these patents

Bert22306
User Rank
CEO
Re: Paid experts and 6,847,959
Bert22306   4/8/2014 5:21:41 PM
NO RATINGS
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.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: Paid experts and 6,847,959
rick merritt   4/8/2014 9:57:41 PM
NO RATINGS
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!

andrei_k
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Paid experts and 6,847,959
andrei_k   4/9/2014 3:42:20 PM
NO RATINGS
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?

 

 

andrei_k
User Rank
Rookie
typo
andrei_k   4/9/2014 3:45:10 PM
NO RATINGS
I actially meant "which cannot be applied to an antivirus or to a spellchecker"

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: Paid experts and 6,847,959
rick merritt   4/8/2014 9:56:15 PM
NO RATINGS
@GSMD, Far from being immune, academia is the main source of these experts.



Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Book Review: Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler
Max Maxfield
11 comments
Generally speaking, when it comes to settling down with a good book, I tend to gravitate towards science fiction and science fantasy. Having said this, I do spend a lot of time reading ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
13 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).