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Old 02-15-2008, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MWC 2008: Various brands overview -

looks like toshiba is using the trackball patent... wonder if they got the rights to use it... looks exactly like the curve track ball....

heres a link to the phone:
Toshiba G710 - Full phone specifications

mod: can you edit title to "RIM to sue toshiba?"

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Old 02-15-2008, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You mean toshuns to use RIM?
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think they should be sued for choosing Windows Mobile as the OS
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What I can'st stand is how RIM was actually awarded a patent for that track ball. The track ball super old technology....
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Any company can get a patent, but the real question is will their patent hold up upon further review. Perhaps the UPTO needs to have a clue about previously existing technology before they award a patent.
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Most patents are very specific in use because general patents dont usually fly at the patent office so it really depends on how it was written up
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