April 03, 2013 11:43
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated Apple's "bounce back" patent, which has been a valuable weapon in the company's patent suit against archrival Samsung Electronics.
The USPTO found that 17 out of 20 categories related to the bounce-back technology do not belong solely to Apple.
The technology causes an image on a screen to bounce or snap back when users scroll to the end of a list of data.
The USPTO provisionally invalidated the patent last October, but Apple appealed. A review of the case upheld the original decision.
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