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Old December 10, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Default ‘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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Old December 10, 2012, 11:50 AM
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yip about time
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Old December 10, 2012, 12:02 PM
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whew... was a little worried I was going to have file a suit.
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Ahh yes, Apple's dirty tricks hopefully coming back to haunt them.
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I'd love to see this entire company fail due to their slimy innovation through litigation practices.
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Old December 10, 2012, 10:30 PM
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good now on to rounded corners, though it seems pretty sad this could be appealed and possibly fought in the supreme court.
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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The game being a broken outdated patent system, and publicly traded companies that scream for more and more profits.
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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The game being a broken outdated patent system, and publicly traded companies that scream for more and more profits.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.
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shame its down to money on patent's
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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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