“So, Apple’s been granted a patent on the ‘Slide to unlock’ feature present on the iPhone and iPad,” Adrian Kingsley-Hughes reports for ZDNet. “Where does this leave Windows 8 which features a similar unlock mechanism?”
“As my ZDNet blogging buddy James Kendrick has pointed out, the granting of this patent means that every Android device now infringes on this Apple patent,” Kingsley-Hughes reports. “That’s a pretty big deal. But he also suggests that Windows 8 might fall into the same trap.”
Kingsley-Hughes reports, “Now, I am not a lawyer, and I don’t play one on TV or on the internet, but it feels to me like the Windows 8 lock screen does indeed violate Apple’s patent.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward Weber” for the heads up.]