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This story originally misstated the outcome of the '381 patent examination. Three of the 20 claims were upheld.
Patent office issues a Final Office Action on Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key patent to Apple's case against its rival.
The office's action, which is non-final, rules that all 20 claims in Apple's rubber-banding patent are invalid. Now let's see what, if anything, Judge Koh has to say.
The decision by the USPTO, while relevant to the most recent Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement trial, isn't final and could take months or years to come to conclusion.
The USPTO publishes a patent application from the iPhone maker that shows a new twist on step tracking.
Overnight, the USPTO granted Apple patents on a smart stylus, magnetic iPhone camera lenses and a solar-powered laptop.
The USPTO grants trio of patents related to the ornamental design of Redmond's touch/type cover keyboard.
Apple's won a U.S. trademark for the iconic Mac boot chime some six months after applying for it with the USPTO.
Apple's efforts to trademark the term "Multi-Touch" in the U.S. have been thwarted, with the USPTO saying the term is merely descriptive.
The PC maker asks the USPTO to cancel Canadian gadget maker's trademark, saying Psion doesn't make a product that actually uses the term.