Isn't this patent basically talking about picture phone and a server capable of storing photos combined? i mean both of these technologies are already known before this patent, then how were they able to get this patent??
It talks about taking pictures with your phone and uploading those to a server. It has been filed in 1997 and considering that the first camera phone was sold in 2000 in Japan, 3 years after the patent was filed and the same year it was published, I don't see where the issue lies in awarding this patent to Siemens.