Re: Erm, not new or original
I saw your earlier post and it certainly seems related on the surface based on what we now consider a computer and a phone, however if you read the text of the patent, it specifies 'computer data'. It's one for the lawers to fight out over the definition, but it wouldn't surprise me if something like this relatively recent court case:
Where a cellphone was defined as a computer has facilitated this issue, causing companies to re-evaluate patents they hold related to comptuers which now have a supporting precedent to apply to phones.
To save you hunting through the related law, the definition of what constitutes a 'computer' from 18 USC § 1030 is:
"(1) the term “computer” means an electronic, magnetic, optical, electrochemical, or other high speed data processing device performing logical, arithmetic, or storage functions, and includes any data storage facility or communications facility directly related to or operating in conjunction with such device, but such term does not include an automated typewriter or typesetter, a portable hand held calculator, or other similar device; "
Note the exceptions for calculator or other device - I will wager that in 1995, a phone was considered more similar to a calculator than a computer.
I could be wrong of course, and I'm no lawer, but you get the idea.