Pennsylvania Man Sues Apple Over Web Carousel Use

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    Pennsylvania resident Samuel Lit has hit Apple with a lawsuit claiming that the company infringed on his patent for web carousels, according to documents filed in the Northern Illinois District Court (via AppleInsider). Apple's website typically features a homepage with a carousel containing four to five windows displaying its products.

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    Lit owns U.S. Patent No. 8,793,330, which is a "system and method for displaying graphics, art, text, animation, video and other content." It's described as a "three-dimensional 'Display Carousel' system" that can cycle through its windows in a rotating manner that makes it look like a carousel at a predetermined speed.

    The lawsuit claims that Apple's website, which also has a system that cycles through windows in a rotating manner at a predetermined speed, infringes some or all of the 20 claims of the patent. Some of Apple's infringements on Claim 16 include having a "system for displaying content," a "display carousel embedded" into the website, a display engine to deliver the carousel content when its on a web browser, and a database to track how many customers purchase things linked from the carousel.

    Lit is seeking "reasonable" royalties with interest. While Lit is a radio broadcaster, he used to work with software systems and engines for Hy Lit Radio Technologies, which was named after his father Hy Lit, another radio broadcaster. He previously attempted to monetize his patent via a website called YourDisplayCarousel.com but the site shut down in December.

    Article Link: Pennsylvania Man Sues Apple Over Web Carousel Use
     
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    Wow... he got a patent on that?
    Kill me now.

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  4. mklnz macrumors regular

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    This is a joke? May as well sue the entire internet. Bloody patent trolls...
     
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    Not talking about the iPhone, talking about apple.com, the website.
     
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    This is going to be funny. Everyone desperately trying to sue a giant multi-billion company. They're going NOWHERE buddy.
     
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    My bus stop has a poster in it which regularly scrolls to a different advertisement. I've seen these for 20 years. Frivolous lawsuit.
     
  9. sprawl2 macrumors newbie

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    Another BS patent case. Apple's "carousel" isn't even 3D.
     
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    Just goes to show you that if you're going to run a large tech company,...

    ... you're going to have to put your lawyers to work on stupidness.
     
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    Even Mac OS X Panther in 2003 had a carousel animation when switching users, and MacOS still uses it to this day...
     
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    I could kill you but then I would be suit because I bet the way I am going to kill is already patented.
     
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    Well, that explains it. If at first you don't succeed... try, try to sue.
     
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    I used "Display Carousels" on old web sites I used to create / maintain way back in 2000, 2001...but they were Flash. I removed one of them - eventually all flash from the sites after iPhones would never put flash on the Safari browsers.

    Hmm, darn you Apple. I should sue for making me do this! :confused:
    *just kidding.

    Flash is evil and this lawsuit is a total joke! This guy is actually the son of a legend in local radio.
    Hy Lit was pretty big back in the day in Philly radio.



    The lawsuit
    https://www.scribd.com/document/317737403/Samuel-Lit-Lawsuit
     
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    Has he named the marquee HTML tag in the lawsuit.
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    I was expecting him to say "it spun too fast and made me dizzy."
     
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    IT ALSO COPIED "SYSTEM" AND "WEBSITE" . ZOMG.
     
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    I can feel my sarcasm detector going haywire. Can he be serious? No. Is he serious? Yes. What is the world coming to?
     
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    More evidence to reform the patent office. Software, ideas, business methods. All retarded.
     
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    The US Patent Office has been a joke for a long time now...
     
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    come here then... you can pick. head in a vice?
     
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