Apple Files Patent For In-App Purchases

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[citation][nom]drwho1[/nom]In other news: Apple has issue a patent for the movement a hand does while taking money out of your wallet, this patent includes when taking your credit/debit card as well.The patent will also include when a person or robot is paying using a touch screen, a mouse and/or a keyboard.In other related news, I have patented the middle finger "gesture" towards Apple(S).[/citation]

I have patent the art of "breaking wind". :p
 

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There must be some kind of a patent contest at Apple. They should spend all this energy creating a neat successor to the iPhone 4.
 
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jwcalla: Ummm... Google's been around since the late 90s, numb-nuts. The were among the first modern search engines. Yahoo was out a few years before them, and maybe Excite and Alta Vista, but they quickly died off because they sucked.

Facebook happened to be in the right place at the right time, Friendster was first, it fell, then Myspace, Facebook was 3rd in-line to the throne. Besides, WTF do you think there is to patent in a social website? Do you regularly see Myspace and Twitter suing the crap out of each other for IP infringement? You don't, because even an east Texas judge wouldn't grant a patent for "a web application for storing a person's social interactions in a database".

Think before you type something stupid....
 

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[citation][nom]compooter_genius[/nom]jwcalla: Ummm... Google's been around since the late 90s, numb-nuts. The were among the first modern search engines. Yahoo was out a few years before them, and maybe Excite and Alta Vista, but they quickly died off because they sucked.Facebook happened to be in the right place at the right time, Friendster was first, it fell, then Myspace, Facebook was 3rd in-line to the throne. Besides, WTF do you think there is to patent in a social website? Do you regularly see Myspace and Twitter suing the crap out of each other for IP infringement? You don't, because even an east Texas judge wouldn't grant a patent for "a web application for storing a person's social interactions in a database".Think before you type something stupid....[/citation]

Do you even have a point here? I just pointed out that what the dude said is blatantly wrong. And it is: it is rare for any company in any era to become as big as Apple, MS or IBM have. And I don't know why he felt the need to inject political ramblings that were completely off-topic.
 
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jwcalla: The point was that Google was not a start-up, because they were among the first ever players IN THEIR RESPECTIVE INDUSTRY, so there were no patent trolls like Apple to keep them down. Facebook didn't really succeed as a startup either, it was more of a "last man standing" kind of deal, somebody would've gotten Myspace's business after they imploded, it just happened to be Facebook. Any other shining examples of your righteous truth?

So what, in your simple little conservative mind, was incorrect about either post? Are you saying that trickle down economics have succeeded in making America every bit as prosperous as Republicans claimed it would?

Or are you saying that despite the fact that "lib'rulls" have barely passed any bills in the past 20 years due to either Republican majority, Bush vetoes or "signing statements", or Republican filibusters when Republicans don't have a majority, that somehow Republicans have not managed to inject enough "common sense convservatism" into our laws to circumvent the great lib'rull/commie/socialist/welfare society?
 

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[citation][nom]compooter_genius2[/nom]jwcalla: The point was that Google was not a start-up, because they were among the first ever players IN THEIR RESPECTIVE INDUSTRY, so there were no patent trolls like Apple to keep them down. Facebook didn't really succeed as a startup either, it was more of a "last man standing" kind of deal, somebody would've gotten Myspace's business after they imploded, it just happened to be Facebook. Any other shining examples of your righteous truth?So what, in your simple little conservative mind, was incorrect about either post? Are you saying that trickle down economics have succeeded in making America every bit as prosperous as Republicans claimed it would? Or are you saying that despite the fact that "lib'rulls" have barely passed any bills in the past 20 years due to either Republican majority, Bush vetoes or "signing statements", or Republican filibusters when Republicans don't have a majority, that somehow Republicans have not managed to inject enough "common sense convservatism" into our laws to circumvent the great lib'rull/commie/socialist/welfare society?[/citation]

wow

hadn't realized that i stumbled upon a political site here.
 
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jwcalla: The patent system THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF THIS ARTICLE is a product of the government, which is a product of politics, The particular politics that lead to this particular out-of-control patent system is the party who proclaims themselves to be "big business friendly".

Try to think long and hard about it objectively, even if you parents and preacher have been drilling it into your head your whole life that "Rush is right!"(Limbaugh, that is).
 

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So...

Apple tries to patent something that already exists, that they have been paying to another company licensing fees for and millions of people are already use.

MAGICAL!!! INNOVATIVE!!!
 
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Almost everyone who commented here are ignorants. Do a little research before bashing Apple and you'll see that Lodsys is the patent troll here and the one to blame in this patent.

Lodsys is suing the developers, even the smaller ones for something that Apple (don't know Google) has licensed and payed for (to Lodsys) and made available in their API's to the developers. This patent, if granted, is going to help Apple help the developers sued. Apple didn't get sued by Lodsys but went on to help iOS developers who got sued.

Get your facts right... guess everyone likes to hate Apple these days. Jealous?
 

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You ever get the felling there is a group of people sitting around a desk at apple that said: Screw it ! patent everything and lets see what sticks!
 
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Applying for patents is now a necessary part of business. If you don't have patents to cross license, you end up being locked out of an industry. How do you think IBM, Samsung, Microsoft, etc, ended up holding thousands of patents. They try to patent everything and anything they consider an innovation.
Google should be playing this game. They just have to come up with the innovation first.
Then they get a patent and they get either product differentiation or royalties.
Until the system changes, you need to play the game to survive.
 

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So my web browser is an app, and I routinely use it to make 'in app' purchases from ebay, amazon, crazyhotchicks.com etc.
Apple are trying to patent THAT?!
Screw apple, screw em' with a sandpaper covered broom handle.
 

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[citation][nom]ricdiculus[/nom]You ever get the felling there is a group of people sitting around a desk at apple that said: Screw it ! patent everything and lets see what sticks![/citation]
LOLZ!
The enduring image I get from this is the Apple Patent department putting submissions onto a bag full of nuts and bolts, pouring them into a blunderbuss, walking into the patent office and BANG!
 

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Don't worry about Google, they have plenty of patents is search. Moreover they just picked up Motorola Mobile, so plenty more there. The main difference is that Google is trying to take over the world by driving ad revenue, Apple wants to vertically integrate the entire human life cycle.
 

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[citation][nom]enigma80[/nom]Almost everyone who commented here are ignorants. Do a little research before bashing Apple and you'll see that Lodsys is the patent troll here and the one to blame in this patent.Lodsys is suing the developers, even the smaller ones for something that Apple (don't know Google) has licensed and payed for (to Lodsys) and made available in their API's to the developers. This patent, if granted, is going to help Apple help the developers sued. Apple didn't get sued by Lodsys but went on to help iOS developers who got sued.Get your facts right... guess everyone likes to hate Apple these days. Jealous?[/citation]
True that Lodsys is a pattent troll, but so is Apple.
 
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