Apple and Samsung have finished their slinging match in the Federal Court for today — they’ll be back in a week or so to continue — and what we’ve learnt is that Apple have dropped 6 patents from their claim, after negotiating with Samsung. There are still 4 patents that Apple claims Samsung is infringing upon and wants this sorted out before Samsung even thinks of selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 here.
3 of Apple’s 4 patents in question are: (2005246219) The manufacture of a capacitive touch screen; (2008258177) Selective rejection of inadvertent finger movements on a touch screen; (2007286532) Correcting a person’s finger movements when scrolling vertically on a screen. Samsung have said they’ll make 10 changes to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 before it launches here. More after the break.
Samsung’s 10 proposed changes include..
- Placement of their logo on the front of the device
- Seven user interface features removed (they’re not listed, except for one: The bouncing animation upon zooming on an icon or document)
- A hardware and software change (once again, no specifics)
So it seems that Samsung are stripping down the interface wherever there’s a problem raised by Apple, just to get this device onto the market. It was meant to launch later this week, but has once again been postponed until both sides can reach an agreement. Perhaps Samsung’s counter-suit might persuade Apple a little bit.
Hit up the source link for a great read on the overall state of the lawsuit between the schoolyard bullies.