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30 September 2013 15:58

With a wipe is all gone: Steve Jobs on the fateful presentation in January 2007

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Motorola and Samsung use of all the first-ever iPhone presentation to proceed against a patent of the Group. Because Steve Jobs had made a mistake: he proudly showed the world a wipe effect


Steve Jobs was not afraid of competition. “Boy, have we patented it!” The Apple CEO said at the launch of the first iPhone prototype in January 2007. Whoever wants to copy the principle of iPhone – Apple has patents in order to keep the upper hand


But just this appearance now ensures trouble. Apple fell into a gap between U.S. patent law and the rules in Germany, listed the subject patent blog Foss . In the United States inventors had then twelve months to apply for a patent – a public presentation in this period did not contradict the laws in force there


bad luck for Apple In Germany such an idea before the application forfeits a claim. Jobs because public vorführte in January 2007, how to use photos on the iPhone by touch, Apple has lost a corresponding patent.

The Federal Patent Court declared the European patent number 2059868 to be invalid, as it announced now. The claim is based on the court in terms of the art no longer on inventive activity. It is a function, thanks to the content of the screen jumps back in a gallery back to the original position when he was dragged a finger across the screen edge.

Apple rivals Motorola and Samsung had appealed against the patent called “Portable Electronic Device for Photo Management.” Apple may still file an appeal at the Federal Court. The case falls into a number of patent disputes between the major Techkonzernen. Who owns a patent, may require high license fees usually from competitors.

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