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Apple, HTC, LG, RIM, Samsung Targeted by Patent Suit

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Mar 28, 2012, 7:43 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

A company called Graphics Properties Holdings recently filed a lawsuit against Apple, HTC, LG, RIM, Samsung, and Sony, alleging that the companies' products violate its intellectual property. Specifically, the lawsuit covers a patent pertaining to how mobile devices process data and text into pixels on a display. The lawsuit names the Apple iPhone, HTC EVO 4G, LG Thrill, RIM BlackBerry Torch, Samsung Galaxy S/S II, and Sony Xperia Play as violating the patent. Graphics Properties, which has already sued some of these same companies under a different name, is seeking damages and royalty agreements.

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Mar 28, 2012, 9:25 PM

OK Seriously

This whole patent thing has gone way WAY out of porportion lately. It seems there needs to be a major gap in the patenting process that needs to be closed up to keep upstarts from hanging onto an idea drawn on a napkin in the hopes they can sue Apple or whoever when they come up with the same idea all on their own.
There are entire companies which do nothing but make up stuff to patent and then sit on them until someone tries to use a similar idea, and then sue for patent infringement.

There really needs to be some kind of rule to prevent this, something whic...
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