Apple awarded $120 million from Samsung in long-running ‘slide-to-unlock’ patent battle

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  • Ruben1984

    Didn’t apple get rid of slide to unlock anyways and replaced with a home button press?

    Maybe they bring it back now?

    • Jason

      Doubt it, allot of companies hold on to patents for decades thinking maybe someday they will bring it back. Car manufactures do it all the time, just about all of them still hold trademarks for names from the 50’s, and even Nintendo (I think a year ago) finally dropped the patent for the NES D pad.

    • It’s Me

      US patents are generally only valid for 20 years.

  • Jason

    And Samsung will file a new claim about fair use or something, this is just a legal circle with companies that have money to play the game

    • It’s Me

      In this case, they have run out of appeals.