Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent hurts copy cats

Taiwan concerned Apple’s slide-to-unlock patent could hurt market
[Via AppleInsider]

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.

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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.