Apple's Bounce Scroll patent is now invalid in the U.S.
posted by Ray S. / Oct 23, 2012, 6:39 AM
This is a most interesting turn of events, since Apple used this patent during its trial against Samsung earlier this year. The verdict of the trial said that Samsung has to pay $1.05 billion to Apple due to patent infringements, but with this new discovery, things might take an unexpected turn once again.
Still, the "Bounce Scroll" patent has been "tentatively" invalidated, which should mean that the outcome of this legal battle is still up in the air.
source: Foss Patents via Gizmodo
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Even a "bounce scroll" was a patent? I didn't know that! Nonsense patent.
posted on Oct 23, 2012, 6:42 AM 52
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The judge told Apple to bounce the f*ck up outta here on that one. hehehe. Now bounce!
posted on Oct 23, 2012, 6:48 AM 36
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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 Oct 23, 2012, 1:53 PM 2
You have used more than half of my screen name. I'll sue you.
posted on Oct 23, 2012, 6:49 AM 32
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posted on Oct 23, 2012, 7:25 AM 13
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Weird that You really didn't that? It was an iconic apple patent..Apple felt proud of this!!
posted on Oct 23, 2012, 6:51 AM 10
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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 If the patents are no longer valid, they can't be enforced....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 Oct 23, 2012, 10:39 AM 3
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lol. mf's had it coming. something so meaningless shouldn't be patented. luckily us proves that it has common sense left
posted on Oct 23, 2012, 6:51 AM 9
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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 Oct 23, 2012, 7:00 AM 7
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Nobody has received thumbs down yet... NO FANBOYS!!!
posted on Oct 23, 2012, 7:01 AM 9
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s**t... Now pray that apple will not take this to court.
posted on Oct 23, 2012, 7:04 AM 6
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