US courts dismiss Motorola's lawsuit to ban the Xbox 360 in the United States
While the Xbox 360 was initially banned in Germany, US courts have overturned the potential of the ban being applied in the United States.
The courts sided with Microsoft who was fighting to keep the system available in the US while Motorola and Google argued it should be pulled due to Microsoft infringing on several patents owned by Motorola. The original case occurred in Germany which was won by Motorola and appealed by Microsoft to the International Trade Commission.
The ITC deferred the decision to the US courts who recently sided with Microsoft in their decision to dismiss the ban. The ban in Germany will also be overturned as a result due to the US courts being given higher status by the ITC from their deferral.
The legal mess between both sides originally started in regards to a piece of video encoding tech found in the Xbox 360 which Motorola claimed was infringing on a patent they own.
Motorola and Google had a feeling they would lose the case in the US which is why earlier they tried to offer a settlement deal with Microsoft who flat out rejected the offer.
People trying to ban the 360 from the US? Yeah...that's not going to happen. Even if it did, I doubt it will roll over nicely...
I never claimed that it was a Tablet that had technology similar. It was a majority of the functions that the Iphone and Ipad can do now. The DiamondTouch allowed multi-touch gestures; along with a pinch-to-zoom feature. Jeff Han's also created and showed off some really cool stuff which also includes Multitouch gestures. Just Google it if you truly don't believe me.
Well pardon me for not having universal knowledge of every device that ever existed. Do me (and yourself) a favor and back up your claim with hard evidence. Prior to the release of the iPad the only other tablet of real prominence was released by Microsoft in 2002 and that failed to catch on from it's 3rd party partners (HP, Dell, Compaq et cetera) and none of them had a pinch and zoom feature. They were still running Windows XP.
Enlighten me, that's all I'm asking.
That's not what you were claiming. You claimed Apple "created" it. They did not. I didn't try to dispute that they owned the patent for it.
They hold a patent on it, that's legally indisputable yo, it's not a matter of "Who invented it first"
Sorry, but Apple didn't "invent" the Pinch and Zoom feature, they just saw someone else's idea/technology purchased it and patented it. Apple hasn't had an original idea in about 30 years. Jeff Han showed off a lot of the technology ( year or two prior to the Iphone) that Apple uses in their SmartPhones that they claimed to have "invented". But I suppose it goes without saying, no one's truly "invented" anything.
Actually it goes way beyond that. Apple's lawyers got (and I'm not sure how) internal documents from Samsung that had the iPhone 4 and the Galaxy S3 next to it basically saying "Make this look like this and do all it is, no matter the legal entanglements." I have no sympathy for Samsung for 1) putting that on paper and self-incriminating themselves 2) doing it so shamelessly hoping the profits will outweigh the potential lawsuits. I think the feature you're thinking of for the Kindle Fire is the Pinch and Zoom, and that is something that Apple created before any other smartphone/tablet user did, so credit is where credit is due.
u no, suing for money is one thing, but banning something that a few million people already own is likely going to end badly
A "convicted" monopoly beating a company trying to gain money from a patent they own. Yeah, you won't see me champion Microsoft ever.
I heard it's kinda similar with how Apple patents their products. Amazon pays an arm and a leg for the Kindle Fire to Apple because it uses a patent. That patent I heard is "a table with a touch interface". Yeah, a broad as fuck patent that is more like a monopoly. Apparently Samsung lost a patent lawsuit to Apple with the S3 galaxy phone. It was rectangular with rounded edges. I hope to hell these two cases are skewed and the patents aren't really that broad in scope.
I couldn't imagine it actually working in the first place
I would love to know what patents they're possibly infringing on, and this is ironic too. When the Android phones were first launched in 2008 Microsoft in turn sued Google (and won) because they were infringing on patents they've had for Smartphones that date back to the original lines of Windows phones that predate Android (and it's derivatives) by years. Because of this, in an interesting twist, Microsoft now makes more money off licensing for for it's patents to Google for the Android phones that they do off their own Windows Phones. Funny how all that works out...
Still this is wrong, Microsoft should pay Motorola for jacking their idea's, I find it wrong on many levels Microsoft, Sony and other companies say hey don't Pirate or Steal our games, this really sets a example and says its alright but they don't care when they do it?
If it was my idea and creation I wouldn't stop till I won or that shit was removed from their system. I know a ban was a bit harsh but you don't steal others idea's you wouldn't want me to steal from you period don't act like its okay.
Yeah this will never happen. Banning Xbox in America? Where it was born here while CoD and Halo made bucks on it. It like banning The Nintendo Wii in Japan because of that TV company said Nintendo stole their idea for the motion control.
lol can't believe they even thought of it in the first place.
Serves you right, Motorola. I hope this ends up becoming a Nintendo/Universal case, where they turn it around and sue you for something you own.
It was some sort of video codec or encoding tech in the 360 that Motorola claims they own from a vague patent.
What I'd like to know is what Motorola thought was being infringed.
I find it interesting a Ban can be overturned in another country automatically because of a case in America but Dammit it's still awesome that Microsoft did end up kicking Motorola/Google's Ass in the end.