Government officials in Taiwan have expressed concern that Apple’s recent success in obtaining a patent for the slide-to-unlock gesture on touchscreen devices could hurt competing smartphone makers.
Give me a break. Apple came up with a novel way to unlock a device according to the patent office.
There are other ways to unlock a phone. Copying Apple’s way should open them up to lawsuits.
Now that the patent is published, they should do what they are supposed to do ≠ find a novel way around the patent and actually innovate.
Sounds like they would rather fight court battles than come up with something new.