To avoid the ban in the Netherlands, Samsung admitted poor multi-touch on Android than Apple

The lawsuit between Apple and Samsung has resulted in the U.S., but in other countries, including the Netherlands, the legal battle between the two names have persisted. Apple last week filed a court in The Hague, Netherlands requirements prohibit the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy products running Android by a violation of its patents related to multi-touch. To counter accusations of Apple, Samsung had a surprise move while acknowledging that multi-touch on Android is not as good as Apple’s technology.   Aforementioned patent describes how the operating system to avoid the user accidentally touching two function keys on the screen, such as keys and the backspace key player in the music player. In addition to the ban, Apple also asked the court must issue a recall on all the Galaxy devices running Android 2.3 and higher are distributed in the Netherlands. The ban, if made, will affect the entire European market by Samsung due to its main distribution center are located in this country.   On iOS and Android, developers have the right to disable the sensor input function in a certain area on the screen to avoid accidental touch. Apple has developed a method to avoid wrong input, by giving each part of a separate user interface in the way of receiving touch. Android also uses a similar system, but with a higher order, and the individual was applied to only part of the interface.   According to lawyer Bas Berghuis van Woortman of Samsung, Apple technology “is a great invention.” However, the method used on Android there is a difference compared to the solution of iOS, because it has a higher order, higher complexity, and therefore more difficult to use. Besides, the iOS device to disable the input of the parts on the screen at the operating system level, while Android do that on the application level. That is the reason why Samsung said that their products do not infringe patents of competitors.   Apple does not agree with this argument. “Samsung says that their methods worse than us, but that is not accurate,” lawyers According to Apple Blomme said. How of Android actually solve the conflict between the touch input multiple tasks at the same time, so it works the same core as Apple’s method. In addition, the individual may also be granted to a specific part of Android, so Samsung is indeed in violation of the invention, quoted speech of another lawyer of Apple.   Group of lawyers on both sides to focus on the interpretation and understanding of the letter in the text of the patent. On the Samsung, the company also said that Apple’s patent is invalid, because it is similar to a number of different technologies, and therefore can not be called invention. DiamondTouch, the software allows multiple users to interact with a touch table, yet law as an example of “prior art” that Samsung would like to apply to Apple. Laboratory products by Mitsubishi Electric Research Development, and was also referred to at the trial in the United States. Apple opposed the evidence, as DiamondTouch applies to many people, not a person.   Lawyers Mattie de Koning Samsung also provides another example for law prior art, but this time with much less relevance. It is the integrated software, which uses input from a keyboard, but the lawyer to use it here for comparison with a multi-touch device. Integrated software allows the operator to switch between single and multiple input modes, and in single input mode, software disable a certain key. Mattie said that this software similar to Apple’s technology.   Apple’s lawyers reviewed the above example is a creative discovery, but stressed that the technology does not use a touch screen, how the same may be called. “I do not see any relevance here at all.”   This case is the second time Apple made the allegations against Samsung in the Netherlands, patent related to multitouch input. Last year, the Hague court has rejected the application for selling Samsung Apple products. In addition to the Netherlands, Apple patent also use this to apply to the German court to accuse Samsung and Motorola Mobility, and in the UK with rival HTC. German court ruling on 21/9, while the British court said Samsung does not violate Apple’s patents.   Judge Peter Blok Dutch court said he would study the court’s verdict Germany to see whether it is consistent with the case that he was treated or not. Trial in the Netherlands will be open on 24/10 and the court will make a final decision. Apple and Samsung take each other to court not only because of the aforementioned patents. On 28/9, the two companies will continue to face the Hague court judge on a charge of Apple technology related content scroll in the gallery.   Source: PC World …

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