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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 tech could be used for a disposable wristband that stores and transmits health information to your doctor's smartphone.
The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip.
A newly-published Apple patent filing describes a tablet cover or screen protector that would alert you to new information without having to open it up.
A newly-approved patent points to a sensor that could track weightlifting and send it to a mobile device, notably a watch.
US Patent and Trademark Office grants 59 patents to the iPhone maker, adding to its already huge trove of intellectual property.
The feature could eventually find its way to future iPhones if Apple decides to bring bendable features to the devices.