Apple Targets Galaxy Nexus with Slide to Unlock Patent

Samsung’s Mobile President Shin Jong-kyun while talking to reporters few months ago said that the Cupertino-based firm would hardly been able to find any of its intellectual property in his company’s new Galaxy Nexus device.

What we believe that he misjudged the abilities of Apple’s legal team while giving that statement. It has been reported recently that Apple has filed another charge in the German court against Samsung for infringing its patented ‘Slide to Unlock’ feature.

It was back in October 2011 when Apple was awarded with a patent covering its well-known ‘Slide to Unlock’ feature of its mobile operating system. Surprisingly, a number of Android manufacturers used the technology in their devices, and presumably it was just a matter of time before the Cupertino-based tech giant chased after any of them.

Luckily, Windows Phone 7 and HP’s Web OS both have managed to create their own unlocking mechanisms that don’t require sliding from left to right to unlock the device. So far, it looks like that Apple is right on target to file a case against Galaxy Nexus in the German court. We are looking forward to see what actually happens inside the courtroom.

This is the latest legal claim in the ongoing fight between Apple and Samsung, which seems not to end soon. Previously, the legal claims were limited to Samsung, but now Apple is targeting major Android partners as well.  Apple’s rivalry with Google’s operating system started in 2010, when the cofounder of Apple Steve Jobs accused the search giant of deliberately stealing a range of iOS features, such as multi-touch pinch-to-zoom and kinetic scrolling.

Like all its previous lawsuits against Apple, this seems to be another justifiable step from the Cupertino-based firm, but we can do here to wait until the court announces its verdict.

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