Samsung Galaxy Nexus violates Apple’s slide-to-unlock Utility Patent
Samsung and Apple, the two electronic giants are having war in a court in Germany. Samsung recently lost one out of seven infringement claims against Apple in Germany related to 3g/UMTS functionality.
In three court hearings, slide-to-unlock invention was discussed. The first was in December where Apple raised slide-to-unlock patent lawsuit against Samsung, second they also fought against Motorola for the same patent. Now the case by Apple against Samsung with a utility model.
The interesting fact is that, Apple fought against Samsung who made Google Phone Galaxy Nexus without suing Google which are responsible for Android. The slide-to-unlock functionality is one out of many ways to unlock an Android smartphone. Thus logically this is infringement claims against Google, which are responsible for Android, instead of they goes after Samsung and Motorola.
Any way court will take decision on March 16.
Just wait and see…………………….