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

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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17 Comments

1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

2. wendygarett unregistered

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

3. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

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

5. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

10. willard12 unregistered

And yet they still haven't paid a dime.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

4. papss unregistered

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

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Except give it to Nokia Wp8

8. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

That would qualify as "neither", genius. Go back under your bridge. You weren't missed.

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

That patent should be revised back to its invalid status.

11. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

15. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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

16. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

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

17. pixelado

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 16, 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?

12. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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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