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The USPTO has invalidated Apple's (AAPL) "rubber-banding" patent, citing prior art. The patent,...

The USPTO has invalidated Apple's (AAPL) "rubber-banding" patent, citing prior art. The patent, which covers a software feature that indicates a user has scrolled to the end of a list, was successfully used in Apple's California win against Samsung (SSNLF.PK), as well as against Motorola Mobility in Germany. Apple can, and likely will, request the decision be reconsidered. Regardless, Google (GOOG) has already come up with a workaround for Android.
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  • chopchop0
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    Wasn't this one of the big ones that was cited in the $1.2 billion verdict against Samsung?
    23 Oct 2012, 09:29 AM Reply Like
  • D_Virginia
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    Down with frivolous patents!
    23 Oct 2012, 09:33 AM Reply Like
  • Yokyok
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    Shouldn't there be more severe penalties for claiming you invented something you in fact did not?
    23 Oct 2012, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • pocohonta
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    The strange thing is that this negative news did not drag down the stock at all, but the postive "main-event news" of new product introduction caused the 20 point plunge today.

     

    Halloween is near, so stranger things can happen... like a earning surprise later this week.
    23 Oct 2012, 05:24 PM Reply Like
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