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USPTO: Apple's '949 patent, aka the "Steve Jobs patent", is invalid

0. phoneArena 07 Dec 2012, 16:46 posted on

Following up on October's ruling that Apple's rubber-banding patent (the overscroll bounce) is invalid, another Apple patent, this time the '949 so called "Steve Jobs" patent has been found invalid; ironically, Samsung was found to have infringed on both patents before they were ruled invalid...

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posted on 07 Dec 2012, 16:51 31

1. Droiddoes (unregistered)


HAW HAW!

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 18:58 28

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Good news! And I think that USPTO should review all Apple patents, I'm pretty sure that they would find even more invalid patents.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 20:13 17

22. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iTotally disagree!! How is Apple supposed to innovate if all of their patents from stolen ideas are found invalid. I'm looking at the bigger picture of iPhone 15VD and, quite honestly, it would be nice to have Multi Window functionality on a Super Retina 4.2" screen; or, it would be super cool to be able to edit photos with special messages in iNotes; and, I'm really looking forward to being able to FaceTime over 4GS LTE. None of this will be possible if all of their patents are iNvaliDated. Besides, what I don't understand is why haven't they iNvaliDated the black turtle-neck??

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 20:42 5

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


+1 from me, That is true, well said, Lmao....!

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 20:56 7

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


Well now it just seems that Apple will have to do real work just like the rest of us honest folks to earn their money. It just looks like if they want to sustain themselves they will have to just start innovating...and this time for real in tech and not lawsuits :)

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 01:43 4

41. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Yes, rotten patents of rotten Apple must be invalidated...... Time to forget about non innovative and inferior Apple's products...

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 10:10 1

45. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14170; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Non innovative? So why does Samsung and other companies continue to copy them?

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 11:42 7

47. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


I really don't know why Apple is a copycat with statusbar and almost all the new iOS 5 6 features has copied from Android ;-)

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 12:38 1

50. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The answer is simple. They don't. Folks like yourself simply rationalize it that way because you can't accept the truth - that Apple stopped innovating after the first iPhone, and the competition has passed them like they're standing still.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 10:08 1

44. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14170; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


This is bad for business. They have those patents for a reason.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 11:44 3

48. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Yes, just to bully innovations......
We have multi user API, photo sphere..... iPhone is still stuck as a icon board..... Enjoy :-)

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 12:27 2

49. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"This is bad for business."

Fo Apple business.

"They have those patents for a reason."

Of course Apple have them for a reason and no one deny it but those patents are invalid.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 12:41

52. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


A patent is required by law to be for something new, unique, innovative, worth no prior art. These patents (and many more of Apple's) do not meet that standard.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 13:24

53. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Those patents are for running a business of "Extortion" and that's why they are being invalidated at last :)

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 16:53 27

2. KickRocks (Posts: 168; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


As this patent and the bounce back patent weren't dumb enough, its time to invalidate slide to unlock and these ridiculous design patents. If the USPTO would stop issuing every single patent apple files for half if not most of these lawsuits and hunded of wasted man hours could be avoided. Long live the bot!!

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 21:33

33. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Rob, that you?

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 16:56 22

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


Apple may not see even $300 million, given this invalidity. The trial verdict may end up a Pyrrhic victory.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 00:17 3

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


Also.... The Apple-HTC settlement may be of no further effect. Too much redaction of the publicly available copy to tell, but.... If so, HTC may be better served to breach the agreement and just move on. I wonder if HTC is considering asking Apple for a refund?

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 16:56 29

4. pongkie (Posts: 634; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


rectangle patent should be next

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 16:59 14

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I agree 100%.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 21:00 5

28. pradeepkchauhan (Posts: 7; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


I am agree with you.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 16:59 17

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Ha! This is some news! Glad to see the USPTO is stepping up and invalidating bogus patents.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 10:10

46. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14170; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The only thing bogus here is the decision.

posted on 08 Dec 2012, 19:16 1

54. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Awwww. Bad day?

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 17:03 16

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


And it should have been invalid. I mean cmon.....Apple didnt invent it or innovate it enough to call it their own.

That 1 billion settlement certain fans bragged about....some of us said it isnt over yet....lol. I see that amount getting alot smaller.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 17:09 15

8. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


about time. start going after every apple stupid patents.

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 17:13 13

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


Good.... Good news!™®©

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 17:29 8

10. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I suppose a Reality Distortion Field is similar to any other bubble... they're all subject to popping/deflation eventually.

I envision some groggy clerks at the USPTO waking up, rubbing their eyes, looking down at their paperwork and thinking to themselves, "Ohh, what did I do last night? Hey... Hey who stamped this? I did?! The frig was I thinkin'?!"

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 17:36 4

11. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


"I was too drunk", "It just happened", "It was a mistake", "It's not what you think"....bla bla bla

posted on 07 Dec 2012, 18:11 10

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Where's the Apple Attorney by name of myxpytx (or something like that) on this board ?

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