Notification Center is now being brought into the Samsung vs Apple lawsuits

Those of us on the aluminum, shinier side of the Samsung/Apple fence (yes, I’m talking the Apple side) like to laugh at how Samsung was caught for copying Apple. But you can’t admit that Apple didn’t take any hints from the other side, either. While not as blatant as TouchWiz’s icons, Notification Center is an example of Apple seeing what worked, and making it work its way. Well, Samsung decided it is time to bring that into the equation, and is taking Notification Center and Apple to court (again) in South Korea. Apple added this feature to iOS back in iOS 5, so Samsung looks desperate with trying to find a way back at Apple. Either way, it will be interesting to see if this ends in Samsung’s favor.

What do you think? Ready for this all to just stop? Do you think Samsung will win? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.


Via: Cult of Mac, Patently Apple, BrightWire

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  • franzschneider

    All I can say at this point anymore is: Screw you, Samsung. You are the most shamefully unoriginal organization I have ever observed. You not only join the ranks of copycat companies like Google, you are the worst and you deserve to lose lots of dough for your childish stealing. I used to admire your quality in other areas, but now I am nothing but sick of your unoriginal mockery of companies that actually do things well and who still give a rat’s ass about doing things right. Grow up and come up with your own damn ideas.

  • Bratty

    Notification center is not patented by Google or Samsung. It is actually owned by a previous Palm engineer that now works for Apple. He licensed it to Google initially and then Google enhanced it and has now applied for a patent on it. Where is Samsungs case????

  • BigBossPaul

    Actually Google was granted the patent last month. Samsung is simply going to use the patent from Google since Google will allow them to. Seeing as they are a partner of Google. They make Android phone. So Samsung’s case will be simply that Google owns the patent now and that Apple isĀ infringing on it. Interesting case. We’ll see how it turns out.

  • Where did you got this much info on your blog from?? Also can i take the initiative to take the feeds from your blog for my own website??

  • Bratty

    @BigBossPaul Google was given a partial patent specifically dealing with email notifications, not the notification center. But, assuming it is fully granted, Samsung cannot sue as they do not hold the patent. Google has to sue. A partner cannot sue for the owner, it really is that simple.

  • BigBossPaul

    @Bratty actually after doing a few google searches it turns out that Google was granted the full patent. Now as for Samsung suing they wouldn’t be suing if they don’t have Google’s backing, after all it would be pointless to do so. There are no details on this sued but I believe that Google will joined Samsung in this after all if they don’t then this sued will have no chance in court.