Stop exploiting the US Patent system to hurt fair competition.
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Stop exploiting the US Patent system to hurt fair competition.

    1. Petition by

      Art Zeek

      glendale, CA

Apple was recently awarded patents in the US for basic, essential, and previously used features for electronic devices like mobile touch-screen phones. These features include things like electronic lists, pinch-to-zoom, basically using your finger/stylus to navigate a touch screen, moving items on a screen, scrollbars, and more. Not only has Apple used a patent system which is not ready for technologies of today, to get a grip on basic and essential usability methods, not inventions; but they are abusing their patents to try to destroy competition. This hurts all users, drives up costs, and slows innovation.

We want Apple to: 1) Drop the ban on Samsung Galaxy Tablets and Galaxy Nexus phones. 2) Issue a public apology for claiming patents to features and technologies they did not create and were in existence and use before Apple's products; as well as attempting to destroy fair competition. 3) Push for US Patent system reform, that will be able to properly handle modern technology and software, something it is not currently designed to do.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
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      Art Zeek
      Petition Organizer

      ACSyndicate has taken a big step and posted this petition on an article they wrote regarding the patent wars Apple has declared. This is a great sign of support from the community, and if you have any media outlets you can use, please do so!

    3. ACSyndicate supports our petition

      Art Zeek
      Petition Organizer

      ACSyndicate has taken a big step and posted this petition on an article they wrote regarding the patent wars Apple has declared. This is a great sign of support from the community, and if you have any media outlets you can use, please do so!

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    • jon rhoads LEESVILLE, SC
      • almost 2 years ago

      I think enough is enough! Apple has monopolized enough they do not need to attempt to monopolize progress and It just goes to show how little the Apple company cares about the customers and shows how much they love padding their own wallets instead i realize its a company and companys make money ....but not without customers and us as customers dont like being treated like paychecks and we like to be treated like we matter and when you attempt to keep your competition down so your prices stay unbelievably high and try to keep progress down in technology itself shows that a company is scarred or having to try to keep up with others progress i think apple is on its last leg and is trying to stay afloat

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    • Felipe Flores CHICAGO, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Don't agree with monopoly

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    • Joseph Hoang ZANESVILLE, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      Saying Samsung copied Apples iphones is like saying Samsungs flatscreen tv's copied Sonys flatscreen tv's. They all look the same on the outside and work similar but are completely different.

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    • Sebastian Goernhardt VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Whereas it is important to protect ones copyrighted ideas, apple has been granted patents on technology that has been shown to be prior art as well as very basic functions on devices that can be compared to patenting the steering wheel on a car.

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    • Abdul Jabbar CHENNAI, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because Apple copies but sues those who innovate!

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