It was used in the $1bn lawsuit against Samsung.
This time, the 'Pinch to zoom' patent is being threatened at the US Trademark and Patent Office, but hasn't been completely invalidated yet...
As you may know The United States Patent and Trademark Office has been rejecting several Apple patents in recent months, and now, a KEY one has been added to the list.
So, the USPTO just rejected US 7,844,915, or 'Pinch to zoom', which allows users to zoom in or out by moving two fingers apart or closer together while touching the display. And yes, it was used in the recent $1bn lawsuit against Samsung!
Now, it looks like it hasn't been completely invalidated (yet)...
Of course, Samsung immediately filed court papers to notify Judge Koh of the early results. What she will decide?
NEWS SOURCE #1: Key Apple iPhone patent used 1bn lawsuit Samsung REJECTED (via) DailyMail
NEWS SOURCE #2: Another Apple patent rejected by US patent office but its not invalid yet (via) TheVerge
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