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Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent invalidated by USPTO

0. phoneArena 19 Dec 2012, 18:48 posted on

One of Apple's most famous patents, one used by the Cupertino based tech giant in its suit against arch-rival Samsung, has been declared invalid by the USPTO; the "pinch-to-zoom" patent was completely invalidated because of previous patents on record, according to a court filing by Korean based Samsung which is trying to reverse a damage award of $1.05 billion that the jury gave to Apple...

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posted on 20 Dec 2012, 02:58 1

58. amozhi (Posts: 130; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Great news before end of the world :-) Android is even more free now...

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 03:41 1

60. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

iLol iLove iThis!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 05:34

61. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

i think Apple is like John Cena i never quit.

but ur tym is over now...

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 07:45

62. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

This patent was too broad to begin with. EVERY touch screen device benefits from this type of technology. For Apple to be successfully patent such a crucial interactive operation, is highly anti-competitve. For a company such as Apple to obstinately forego licensing to other companies, this technology is abused to quell or eliminate competiton as we have witnessed in the industry. The costs are inherently passed on to consumers. The USPTO is avenging its mistake in granting such a broad sourced technology. We new to see more of these as well as promoting are keener sense of what can or can't be granted IP ownership.

John B.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 21:41

63. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

I thought Apple did invent this one.
Not even being sarcastic.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 21:46

64. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

Looks like HTC passed their milk money over to the bully but Samsung fought back

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