Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday October 23, 2012

US Patent Office Invalidates Apple’s Bounce Scroll Patent

You know this decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office has to make Samsung very, very happy. Apple? Not so much. big grin

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has good news for Samsung, and Samsung has already shared it with Judge Koh in a late-night filing. In a non-final Office action the USPTO has declared all 20 claims of Apple's rubber-banding patent (U.S. Patent No, 7,469,381 invalid, including claim 19, which Apple successfully asserted against Samsung in the summer trial in California. In fact, claim 19 is one of several claims to be deemed invalid for two reasons, either one of which would be sufficient on its own.