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Court in Tokyo rules that Samsung infringed on Apple's bounce back patent

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Court in Tokyo rules that Samsung infringed on Apple's bounce back patent
A patent that was just ruled valid once more by the USPTO played a key role in a Tokyo court decision on Friday, ruling that Samsung infringed on Apple's patent for the bounce-back effect. Last Friday, the U.S. patent agency made Apple's patent for the bounce-back effect valid after it was declared invalid last October. The patent covers the way that some icons and other images bounce once the user scrolls to the very end of a file, picture or document. Samsung devices now show a blue line at the end of documents as a way to workaround Apple's intellectual property.

Samsung and Apple are currently battling over patents in ten countries with the sequel to last year's epic court battle expected to start next February, as Judge Lucy Koh is set to reprise her role as presiding judge. The bounce back, or rubber-banding patent, could play a big role in the upcoming trial.

Information from Tokyo says that the ruling against Samsung covers some of its older models, although specific device names were not mentioned. The Tokyo court is expected to release more information on the ruling later on Friday.

source: Reuters

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posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:11 6

1. joey_sfb (Posts: 2527; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I hate patent trolling. My money will continue to go to Samsung to fight the greatest troll ever.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 03:24 2

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


And Samsung is happily giving money to apple as apple is his biggest business partner, and continue slacking together with Apple :)

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 05:22 8

3. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


How is Samsung giving Apple money? lol
Samsung is Apple's supplier. Apple pays for Samsung parts.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 06:20

5. decent4u (Posts: 71; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I think he meant the money samsung will give as a FINE for infringing on Apple's patents

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 09:20 3

10. willard12 (Posts: 694; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


And yet they still haven't paid a dime.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 08:01 2

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 2527; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


how do you know Samsung is happily giving money while Samsung fight every court battles ever created by lame Apple Inc. Some Taiwanese company can lose their balls and give in to Apple bully tactics.

bottomline I using my annual Apple gadget budget for Samsung devices period.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 10:21 1

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3215; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I hate patent thieves. My money will continue to go to Apple to fight the biggest thief ever .

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 05:32 2

4. papss (unregistered)


And I'll continue to not give my money to either

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 08:24

7. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Except give it to Nokia Wp8

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 08:35 1

8. -box- (Posts: 3708; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


That would qualify as "neither", genius.

Go back under your bridge. You weren't missed.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 08:37 3

9. -box- (Posts: 3708; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


That patent should be revised back to its invalid status.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 09:26 3

11. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Samsung copies: we get this
Apple copies: we get a full fledged article on how it's not copying when Apple does it, followed by another article on how Google copies.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 10:16 2

13. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you missed the point

when apple adds something new to there os, you get loads of android fans saying there copying android, but the fact been that all these features android fans love to say apple copied from android were around way before android

you never get them saying for example how android copied the notification drop down etc nope they say apple copied android on that one

basically everything was around before both android and ios, so them adding these features should be seen the same way

did android invent multitasking......no but android is always credited by its fans for multitasking so why cant apple users have these features and credit ios

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 14:10

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


They never created or invent anything!
They patent what belongs to others, so they could shut down business!

They don't want to give permission to others using there patents!

They just want you to bye Apple or else nothing

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 16:24

16. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Do you see me denying it? No, I'm just 'bashing' Apple apologists.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 16:31

17. pixelado (Posts: 130; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Oh, btw:
Apple copies someone: they get angry fanboys.
Someone copies Apple: they get thermonuclear warfare and a ton of $$$ on patent lawsuits.

see where I'm going?

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 09:54

12. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I'm gonna send TImmy a wrist brace for the holidays. He's gonna get carpal tunnel if he keeps signing all the checks and lawsuits to push this stuff through.

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