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Apple and RIM Targeted by Patent Firm in Newest Lawsuit

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Apr 12, 2012, 9:07 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Apple and Research In Motion have been sued for patent infringement by a shell company located in Texas. Touchscreen Gestures alleges that Apple and RIM infringe on patents related to scrolling, double tap, tap-and-drag, and single-tap gestures on devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry Torch and PlayBook. The four patents in question were originally awarded to a Taiwanese firm called Sentelic in 2007 and 2008. It's unclear what Touchscreen Gestures' relationship to Sentelic is.

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Apr 12, 2012, 9:13 AM

This is

great news! Very Happy
Not really, sounds like patent trolling to me...we really do need less of that nonsense.
Seriously? Patents on scrolling, double tapping? That is like Nike patenting walking. How can the patent office any basic function like this be patented?
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