USPTO Find’s Apple’s Rubber-Banding Patent Invalid

 

In a stunning turn of events, the US Patent and Trademark Office has filed an initial ruling declaring Apple’s rubber-banding patent invalid. If you recall, the patent focuses on an effect that can cause a page on a device to bounce back up after a user has swiped to the bottom of the screen on a mobile device. While this ruling isn’t final, this means that all 20 claims of Apple’s patent (No. 7,469,381) are now invalid— which includes an important one used against Samsung during their epic battle in the U.S. courts. The effect of this is major too: while we have a long way to go during the appeals process, this is perhaps the first step needed for Samsung to have the courts potentially overrule at least some of the major rulings.

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source: The Next Web

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  • John

    “USPTO Finds” not “USPTO Find’s”

  • yarrellray

    Apple is full of DOG DO DO it’s not even funny….

    • squiddy20

      Very intelligent response.