Iata ce brevete de inventie sustine Apple ca ii sunt incalcate de catre Samsung Galaxy S4


  Acum cateva saptamani v-am spus ca Apple a cerut unei instante americane sa includa Samsung Galaxy S4 intr-un proces intentat coreenilor in cursul anului trecut. Atunci nu stiam de ce ar vrea Apple sa introduca terminalul in proces, insa astazi aflam exact ce brevete de inventie ar fi incalcat dispozitivul. Apple sustine ca Samsung ar fi utilizat in sistemul de cautari vocale o parte a interfatei utilizata de catre Siri pentru a afisa informatii in urma unei cautari, ca a utilizat un sistem de transmitere asincrona a datelor intre terminale, plus alte doua tehnologii care au legatura cu afisarea datelor generate de un sistem de calcul.

  Separat de terminalul Samsung, Apple a adaugat in proces si sistemul Google Now care ar fi incalcat unele sisteme utilizate in Siri si brevetate de catre companie, casutele de cautari unificate fiind aduse in discutie. Practic Apple ataca Android-ul de unde poate, incercarile lor de a scoate din vanzare Samsung Galaxy S4, sau orice alt terminal Android, vor fi sortite esecului, ramane doar de vazut cate sute de milioane de dolari se vor cheltui in procese.

Two “Siri” patents on unified search:

U.S. Patent No. 8,086,604 and U.S. Patent No. 6,847,959 on a “universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system”

Apple asserted the ‘604 patent in a preliminary injunction motion. The Federal Circuit reversed a preliminary injunction against the Galaxy Nexus and, in addition to equitable reasons, overturned Judge Koh’s claim construction in a way that affects both “Siri” patents alike (for an excellent explanation of this claim construction issue, see Patently-O’s post). Apple claims that the ‘604 and ‘959 patents are infringed even under the appeals court’s construction.

U.S. Patent No. 5,666,502 on a “graphical user interface using historical lists with field classes”

U.S. Patent No. 5,946,647 on a “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data” (which I dubbed the “data tapping” patent, a term many reporters have since adopted)

Apple prevailed over HTC on this patent at the ITC. Apple claims that Android infringes this patent at the operating system level (the “linkify” library), as you can see in this infringement claim chart from the HTC case. Apple was enforcing an ITC import ban against HTC but ceased enforcement after a settlement (the parties stipulated to rescision of the exclusion order).

U.S. Patent No. 7,761,414 on “asynchronous data synchronization amongst devices”