1. ryzack's Avatar
    TheRecord - Apple, Rim accused of swiping the swipe

    "TORONTO Did Apple and Research In Motion swipe the swipe?

    According to lawsuits filed in a Texas court this week, the two technology firms are infringing on another companys patents for swiping and double tapping and scrolling on touch screen smart phones and tablet computers.

    The company, Touchscreen Gestures, LLC, also sued other smartphone makers, including Samsung and HTC.

    The suit says Touchscreen Gestures is seeking a permanent injunction against the other companies using four of the patents it claims to hold.

    Unless a permanent injunction is issued, . . . Touchscreen Gestures, LLC will be greatly and irreparably harmed, the suit said.

    According to the most recent filings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, however, the patents are held by a Taiwan-based firm, Sentelic. Texas attorney Arthur I. Navarro, who filed the suit for Touchscreen, wouldnt comment.

    A RIM spokesperson declined to comment on the suit, citing company policy. Apple didnt immediately respond to requests for comment, but the company has a similar policy of not commenting on pending litigation.

    Its the second lawsuit filed this week against Apple, which on Wednesday was accused by the U.S. Department of Justice of colluding with publishers to fix the price of e-books."
    04-12-12 02:41 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Ha! Patent trolls, awesome.
    04-12-12 02:57 PM
  3. drummer_god's Avatar
    this is absurd.
    04-12-12 03:03 PM
  4. swyost's Avatar
    this is absurd.
    Why is it absurd? Did you look up the patents or are you just assuming is patent trolling?
    04-12-12 03:11 PM
  5. JAGWIRE's Avatar
    this is just as rediculas as the patient sue over emoticons
    04-12-12 03:15 PM
  6. Stewartj1's Avatar
    Ya, it's patent trolling. All these companies have been using touch and swpie for years while the trolls sit and wait for it to be an irreversible situation, then WHAM! Lawsuit.
    04-12-12 03:15 PM
  7. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Isn't this common among "GREEDY" multi million dollar companies???
    04-12-12 03:18 PM
  8. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Why is it absurd? Did you look up the patents or are you just assuming is patent trolling?
    It's always patent trolling these days. If any of them actually cared about IP we wouldn't be hearing about it now, it would have been called on way earlier in the game.
    04-12-12 03:18 PM
  9. _StephenBB81's Avatar
    It's always patent trolling these days. If any of them actually cared about IP we wouldn't be hearing about it now, it would have been called on way earlier in the game.

    Exactly

    Like BASIS International didn't wait till RIM launched BlackBerry's with the name BBX as the OS then sue them

    They filed to stop it from happening to protect their trademark.
    BASIS did it the right way.


    Not like BBM Canada which waiting until BlackBerry's messenger service was a KEY component to RIM's business model in 2011 to try and get a settlement.
    JAGWIRE likes this.
    04-12-12 03:26 PM
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