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Apple Sets Eyes on Galaxy S4 and Google Now in Newest Patent Infringements Claim

siri vs google now

In what could be labeled as this year’s biggest non shocker, Apple is claiming that Samsung is violating Siri patents with Mountain View’s Google Now software. U.S. patents 8,086,604 and 6,846,959 cover technology related to Siri, a “universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system.” 

Apple is grouping these violations together with the case that is already taking place apparently, but what has us scratching our heads is how this is Samsung’s problem. It is Google that controls Google Now, not Samsung. In addition, the Galaxy S4 is also being thrown into the mix, as Apple claims Samsung’s newest device infringes on five patents.

For the time being, Google Now users won’t have to worry about a thing, as the slowly-moving court system goes through its process. This is justice.

Via: FOSS Patents

  • Obvious Sarcasm

    “Universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system”…You mean Apple invented the GUI? I thought they just ripped it off of Xerox PARC! Go figure.

  • Google should sue them based on them stealing the pull down status bar along with app integration

  • Dan Archibald

    And correct me if I’m wrong but isnt Google Now also on apple devices now??

    So how can they file against google now when it is available to them also

  • BCoils

    Dark days for consumers when companies fight tooth and nail to hold each other back.

  • Guest

    Hmmm..I suppose they’re using the millions of dollars they saved from screwing the American public out of taxes to fund this lawsuit.

  • bionicwaffle

    Apple is suing because they never were able to innovate and now they’re so far behind Android that even their incredible marketing power can’t sell enough of their lame iPhones. That’s pretty bad considering they sold millions of mp3 players with no display.

  • markgbe

    maybe apple should concentrate on innovating and not filing lawsuits…..

  • dan690

    Apple is mad because even Blackberry is better.

  • Mayoo

    First of all, why Samsung? Dumb f***s (Apple) … Google Now wasn’t invented by them.

    Second, are they going to sue everyone that use a screen because they do too? Oh and I breathe the same air, will they sue me too?

    I am the first to say that Apple products are working great and that they are fast. In my opinion, Google (and all LGs, Samsungs, HTCs, etc.) have way better technology but because it’s not “Apple”, people won’t use it : namely NFC. So could Apple stop suing everyone just because they are better and try to find an engineer who’s brightest idea in 10 years was more than “Oh let’s put a larger screen and an addition icon row”. Genius that guy … genius.