The patents were used to extract hundreds of millions from tech companies online video streaming and search results suggestions.
The function, familiar to all smartphone users, lacks the technical innovation to be granted a patent, the court rules.
Patent office issues a Final Office Action on Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key patent to Apple's case against its rival.
Apple's multi-touch patent is under threat, which could have an impact on the company's many court cases.
The International Trade Commission upholds a preliminary ruling that a potentially valuable patent covering image preview is, in fact, invalid.
High Court judge finds search warrants were too general and rules the data in cloned drives should not have been released to the FBI.
Oracle is the latest tech giant to take aim at Lodsys, a patent holder that's been extraordinarily litigious in the past year.
The group that's gone after a number of mobile app developers and big companies alike is now having its four patents targeted for invalidation by a crowdsourced research group.
Java Wars 2 is on, as Google has formally responded to Oracle's suit by defending its code and claiming Oracle is being hypocritical about Java licensing.
Community "advisers" can earn as much as $50,000 by doing research to invalidate patents on behalf of a DemoFall presenter called Article One Partners.