Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 22:39 UTC
Legal "Samsung's got to be pretty happy right about now, after learning that the US Patent and Trademark Office has filed an initial ruling declaring Apple's rubber-banding patent invalid, as reported by FOSS Patents. The news was good enough that Samsung decided to share it with friends, that is, if US Federal Judge Lucy Koh can be considered a friend. According to the ruling, which Florian Mueller says isn't final, all 20 claims of Apple's patent (No. 7,469,381) are now invalid, including one that the iPhone maker had leveraged against Samsung in their recent legal showdown. The office found that Apple's invention was either anticipated by prior art (from Lira and Ording) or, in some cases, simply obvious." One down, 93485763827563856 to go.
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RE: User interactions ..
by Neolander on Wed 24th Oct 2012 06:30 UTC in reply to "User interactions .."
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should never, ever, qualify to be patentable. No slide-to-unlock, one-click-buy or any gesture. I think this would be the shortest small fix possible to software related patents.

As someone else said around here earlier, perhaps no form of language at all should qualify for patent application.

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