[Chugalug] Apple Patent rejected

John Aldrich jmaldrich at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 28 18:23:02 UTC 2012

Just read a note on the Washington Post website that the US Patent  
office has rejected a "key" patent (pinch to zoom) that was one of the  
patents at issue in the trial this past summer between Apple and  

Apple patent rejected: The U.S. Patent and Trademark office said  
Wednesday that it has rejected the ?pinch-to-zoom? patent. The  
technology covered by that patent was one of those at issue in the  
summer trial between Apple and Samsung. Samsung was ordered to pay  
Apple more than $1 billion in damages for violating that patent and  
five others.

The Washington Post reported that Apple is expected to ask the office  
to reconsider that decision.

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