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Old 11-17-2011, 10:33 AM   #1
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Exclamation Apple re-"invents" Xerox's "Location based services"

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The patent that issued yesterday, RE42,927, is actually a reissue of a patent that Xerox received in 2000 and filed for in 1998. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple received ownership of the patent on December 17, 2009.

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A location information system that displays location specific information, the location information system, comprising: a receiver that receives location identification information from at least one site specific object identifying a location.Iadd., where the at least one site specific object is a beacon.Iaddend.; and a transceiver that transmits the location identification information to a distributed network and that receives the location specific information about the specified location from the distributed network based on the location identification information, wherein the location specific information provides information corresponding to the location.
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I guess Samsung's tablet would need not only to "lose" 3g module when being imported to US, but also to get rid of GPS chip.
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