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Default why can't Samsung/Google sue Apple regarding the notification shade?

Since Android came out with the notification shade first why can't Samsung/Google sue Apple?
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Nope... The pull down is not open source.

Google's patent on the notification pull down is still pending.

http://www.google.com/patents/US20090249247


Once granted (if that ever happens), they can pursue licensing or legal remedies if they are warranted.
Samsung would be a licensee, they would have no legal standing to sue.
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Nope... The pull down is not open source.

Google's patent on the notification pull down is still pending.

http://www.google.com/patents/US20090249247


Once granted (if that ever happens), they can pursue licensing or legal remedies if they are warranted.
Samsung would be a licensee, they would have no legal standing to sue.
Lol I was talking out my ass moto just pulled a complaint recently I wonder why

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---------- Post added at 10:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:40 PM ----------

But anyway we all know apple invented the smartphone

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Since Android came out with the notification shade first why can't Samsung/Google sue Apple?
Because these patents are very specific, like very very specific. Remember the GALAXY Nexus sales injunction? It was over universal search, which the Gnex still has. Google modified it a little and it passes through inspection.

Same with Apple, it's different enough from Android that it'll pass with flying colors

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