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SKYMTL December 10, 2012 11:40 AM

‘Steve Jobs’ Patent Invalidated by U.S Patent Office
 
The U.S Patent and Trademark Office declared one of Apple’s strategic patents that was at the centre of Apple v. Samsung invalid.

The patent ruled invalid by the USPTO was the ‘Steve Jobs patent’ — the master patent that covered multi touch and scrolling — which arguably defines the iOS experience. Listed by the USPTO as U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949 with Jobs, Steven, et. al as the inventor, the patent is titled “Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics.”


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KaptCrunch December 10, 2012 11:50 AM

yip about time

Bungwirez December 10, 2012 12:02 PM

whew... was a little worried I was going to have file a suit.

Eluder December 10, 2012 08:26 PM

Ahh yes, Apple's dirty tricks hopefully coming back to haunt them.

Birk December 10, 2012 09:13 PM

I'd love to see this entire company fail due to their slimy innovation through litigation practices.

WiseWilson December 10, 2012 10:30 PM

good now on to rounded corners, though it seems pretty sad this could be appealed and possibly fought in the supreme court.

Squeetard December 11, 2012 08:00 AM

Don't hate the player, hate the game.

The game being a broken outdated patent system, and publicly traded companies that scream for more and more profits.

tethlah December 11, 2012 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Squeetard (Post 677110)
Don't hate the player, hate the game.

The game being a broken outdated patent system, and publicly traded companies that scream for more and more profits.

The "game" isn't an entity that can make decisions. The "player" however is capable of making decisions, and should be held accountable for them. If you choose the play the game, expect to be railed for being a shitty player lol.

KaptCrunch December 11, 2012 09:54 AM

shame its down to money on patent's

Bloodystumps December 11, 2012 11:22 AM

Dec 10 (Reuters) - For the first time, individuals and companies that do not themselves make anything - commonly known as "patent trolls" - are bringing the majority of U.S. patent lawsuits, according to a study by a California law professor.

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