“With the second patent battle between Apple and Samsung now underway, we thought it would be useful to look at each of the five features Apple claims Samsung (or Google) stole from iOS,” Ben Lovejoy writes for 9to5Mac.

“The patents are, of course, worded in the usual dense legaleze. If you want to read them for yourself, you can find them on the US Patent and Trademark Office website in the links [in the full article],” Lovejoy writes. “But here’s my reading of what each one is about, in plain English.”

In the full article, Lovejoy covers:
• Patent 5,946,647: ”System and method for performing action on a structure in computer generated data”
• Patent 6,847,959: ”Universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system, a patent that Apple claims is central to universal search
• Patent 7,761,414: ”Synchronous data synchronization among devices”
• Patent 8,046,721: ”Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image”
• Patent 8,074,172: Method, system and graphical user interface for providing word recommendations

Read more in the full article here.

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