Apple recently received patent for their iOS start screen feature "slide to unlock". You might have seen the iPhone keynote by Steve Jobs. He explained the unlock feature is a swipe to the width of the screen and it is to avoid accidentally unlocking the phone.
Android also has the slide feature to unlock the start screen as default option. They also have the custom lock screen pattern through Settings --> Location and security settings --> Use visible pattern.
is aggressive in protecting their Intellectual Property or blocking
Android manufacturers (esp. Samsung) from selling their devices.
(Stories of Apple suing Samsung in Dutch, Australia etc and Samsung
suing Apple in Germany) :)
Jobs view of Android is “I will spend my last dying breath if I need
to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to
right this wrong. I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen
product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this.” as per Walter
Do you think, Apple will sue Google (Android) using this patent???
And what if Google patents the notification feature and sue Apple back???
Lets see only time will reveal us the news... :)
Share your thoughts and predictions in the comment section.
For more details on the patent: Patently Apple