According to FOSS Patents, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has tentatively invalidated all 20 claims of Apple’s rubber-banding patent (U.S. Patent No, 7,469,381). This is a non-final decision that could be overturned by Apple if it convinces the USPTO that the claims are new and innovative enough to warrant a patent. Samsung didn’t waste any time and already pointed out this rejection in a late night request that was filed in the US District Court in North California.
Patent office invalidates Apple’s “rubber-banding” patent in Samsung trial originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:17:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.