Apple Adds Google Now to Samsung Lawsuits; Claims it Violates Siri Patents

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

    Jan 5, 2011
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    Despite the fact that Google Now in other forms has been out longer than Siri, it looks like Apple has added the service to its long list of lawsuits against Samsung, referring specifically to the Google Now functionality on the Galaxy S4. Here's a quote with some additional detail,

    As you can see, Apple is up to its old tricks again. It's interesting that they are targeting Google Now on the SGS4, but not going after Google in the courts directly. Perhaps it's just a publicity stunt to convince people Apple had voice search and assistance first, even though it had been on Android for quite a bit longer. At this point it almost looks like Apple's lawyers are simply throwing stuff at the wall to see what they can get to stick.

    Source: BGR
  2. J515OP

    J515OP Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Northern CA
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    Throwing **** at the wall for sure:

    Apparently Apple can sue anybody that makes a keyboard or mouse/trackpad too since these are universal human interface devices for retrieval of info from computers. That claim is so broad virtually everything you do to interact with a computer system is covered.

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