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

OP Jamolah

2nd October 2012, 10:21 PM   |  #1  
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Since Android came out with the notification shade first why can't Samsung/Google sue Apple?
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2nd October 2012, 10:24 PM   |  #2  
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2nd October 2012, 10:30 PM   |  #3  
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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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2nd October 2012, 11:04 PM   |  #4  
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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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But anyway we all know apple invented the smartphone

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3rd October 2012, 12:14 AM   |  #5  
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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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