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Apple's Bounce Scroll patent is now invalid in the U.S.

0. phoneArena 23 Oct 2012, 06:39 posted on

It seems Apple will no longer be able to use the so called "Bounce Scroll", or "rubber banding" patent to attack its competitors, as the US Patent Office has decided to invalidate its patent. Apparently, Samsung has managed to prove its point in front of the USPTO by seeking out some prior art...

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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:42 52

1. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Even a "bounce scroll" was a patent? I didn't know that! Nonsense patent.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:48 36

4. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


The judge told Apple to bounce the f*ck up outta here on that one. hehehe. Now bounce!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:32 23

20. MeoCao (unregistered)


I think the USPTO should carefully review every Apple utility patent as most of them are not their inventions but stolen ideas, just like this one.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:25

47. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


is not their job to investigate inventions, they care about patents 2 different things

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:53 2

49. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I know, right?

Patents are supposed to protect ideas. Not original ideas, but any idea. It could be stolen, even. However the idea came about, it's irrelevant. For this reason, I have taken out a loan, hired a legion of lawyers, and am currently working through the paperwork to file a patent on "a method of acquiring oxygen through organic tubing" and "a process for reacting carbohydrates with oxygen to produce energy."

Patents aren't inventions. They're just _about_ inventions. It's radically different.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:43 16

32. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


LMAO!!!
Can somebody spell Apple Got Screwed!
Oh wait I just did :)

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 11:16 3

44. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


this news made my day. keep it up Sammy. invalidate all the stupid patents and apple is screwed.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 20:04

53. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


you know everything in apple is patented.. $ baby

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:49 32

5. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


You have used more than half of my screen name. I'll sue you.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:25 13

16. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


http://www.chicagonow.com/daily-miracle/files/2012/03/nike.jpg

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:37 11

22. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


LMAO.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:00 7

37. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Great Humour after many days!!

Rotten Apple has become the base of Tech. joKes!!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:51 10

7. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Weird that You really didn't that?
It was an iconic apple patent..Apple felt proud of this!!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 08:49 7

33. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Yes they did!!, it was their best theft yet
(after the Xerox stealing and the Cisco's Iphone name)

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:32 6

19. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhh! Start knocking all of apple's down, USPTO, and start redeeming yourself!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:34 7

21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


This is getting crazy now. I just hope Apple doesn't try to patent air because then we are all screwed. I mean these patent people will literally grant any patent.

+1

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:39 3

40. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Sammy may have an additional strategy to mitigate Apple's 'judgement' - invalidate Apple's patents at the USPTO. If the patents are no longer valid, they can't be enforced....

Not a good day for Timmy and company.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:45 11

2. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Good news indeed

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:46 9

3. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yay!
I want it on my Android phone. I don't really like that blue glow thing. It is sometimes hard to see and it doesn't show up in some apps.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 06:51 9

6. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


lol. mf's had it coming. something so meaningless shouldn't be patented. luckily us proves that it has common sense left

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 21:35

54. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


To be honest, they coulda kept the patent. But for them to think ppl choose a Samsung phone over an iPhone because of that, and it cost Apple 1 billion...is insane.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:00 7

8. mrbtree98 (Posts: 50; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)


it's about time that this got thrown out and squashed. but as always apple will appeal. hope they lose though because i hate the blue light when you reach the bottom of the page as i really like having that over scroll because i go nuts with it for sh*ts and giggles

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:01 9

9. luckysrinu (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


patent wars bouncing back to apple

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:01 9

10. Ueliton (Posts: 34; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Nobody has received thumbs down yet... NO FANBOYS!!!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:27 7

17. Ohrules (Posts: 327; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


the irony!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 22:31 1

55. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


someone took the time to thumb all of us down. talk about loyalty

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:04 6

11. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


s**t...
Now pray that apple will not take this to court.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:38 3

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


They already did, and Samsung lost to this patent

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:06 4

12. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


And convince an ijury to put it back.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 07:11 3

13. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


The office finally realized how stupid some of the patents they gave out are. Let's take away everyone's patents, so all the companies can play nice :D and make awesome phones for all of us!!!!

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