Reply to post: Re: Another invalid patent on abstract ideas.

Future Apple gumble could lock fanbois out of their own devices

P. Lee Silver badge

Re: Another invalid patent on abstract ideas.

> Or the patent is "defensive". Essentially, Apple think they might want to do this - so they patent the idea, so if some product-less yahoo patents the idea they can't sue Apple for damages.

Surely if they tried, Apple would just point to their product and the date and say... "Prior Art."

I'm not sure that using GPS-awareness is particularly innovative. But then, we have "slide to unlock..."

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