Monday July 29, 2013

USPTO Rejects Apple's Pinch to Zoom Patent

I got $5 that says Apple appeals this ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Thanks to ir0nw0lf for the heads up.

The 21 claims of the patent were rejected by the USPTO in a "final office action," as they were anticipated by previous patents or unpatentable. Known as the "pinch-to-zoom" patent, it covers the ability to distinguish between the scrolling movement of one finger and two-fingers gestures like pinch-to-zoom on a touch-screen to activate certain functions.