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    Steve Jobs’ ‘last dying breath’ echoes too loudly for Android
    Posted: 2012-08-02 05:00:08

    On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 25 patents to Apple. Of those 25 there is one patent that may potentially have the largest impact on the smartphone software war: Patent No. 8,223,134.

    This patent will award Apple a monopoly over mobile touch interfaces designed for email, blogging, camera, telephone, browser, video player, calendar, search, as well as multi-touch interfaces. This patent could change the balance of powers in the patent wars currently being waged by Android against Google and other Android device manufacturers.

    Recently, I mentioned in a blog regarding the Google v. Apple patent war that Google was forced to remove their new Galaxy Nexus from shelves and replace their “IN STOCK” notice with one reading, “COMING SOON.” With Apple’s new patent, Google may have to replace their “COMING SOON” notice with one that reads, “NOT HAPPENING.”


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