Saturday, 7 July 2012

Patents are a Joke

The reasons for Patents are to stop others from stealing your idea and getting it to market. This is to protect the inventor/designer etc.

Now there are times when companies create patents that shouldn't have been granted:

-Swipping screen left to right - Patent
This idea was around in 2004 by Neonode and the phone N1m runs Windows CE. This phone has touch screen and swipping. A video is available on Youtube. With all this evidence, Apple managed to get a patent. Neonode should sue them for copying their idea.

-Tablet computer idea was thought by Alan Kay for the Dynabook in 1968 and later Roger Fidler who worked for a newspaper company called Knight Ridder came up with an idea that looks familiar to one ipad.
The tablet newspaper was thought of in 1994 and the idea of the company is available on Youtube.

For Apple to sue Google, HTC and Samsung is a joke as they have stolen these 2 ideas and have patents for both. Just because a frame around a screen is similar or doesn't have sharp edges means others are copying you. They are just making sure that there is less change of injury to the end user and they wouldn't want to get sued with all the Health and Safety laws of today.

HTC managed to beat Apple in court. Other should follow. On another note, if Apple didn't outsource to China, America's unemployment wouldn't suffer as much.