Apple: delicious with irony... and vit. C
Apple Tastes Own Medicine, Gets Sued For Multi-Touch | Android Phone Fans
apple gets called out in front of the world. magic. just pure karma.
- 04-01-2010, 10:41 PM #2
Apple has been sued over the iPhone already, months before they filed the HTC lawsuit. This is nothing new.
Also, contrary to what some may think, none of the claims against HTC have anything to do with multi-touch.
Points taken. I did indeed look back and see that only two or three of the patent infringment allegations clearly deal with touch/interface, and none with multitouch. Out of curiosity, does anyone know the specifics of who may have sued apple previously over multitouch?
- 04-02-2010, 05:10 AM #4
Patent 7,479,949, covers multitouch heuristics to determine how a device should interpret multitouch input.
Apple is suing HTC over both these patents.
The patent is question in the OP is simple - using two or more contact points to determine input. If you use more than one finger to do the action, stop - you have just infringed on Elan's patent, one they have already successfully defended against Synaptics.
Heres a video of Elan demoing their patent in April 09, when this issue was first raised. Looks pretty cut and dry to me. I certainly don't like these kinds of patents, but I appreciate the irony.
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