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Correction: USPTO upholds Apple's touch-screen patent

This story originally misstated the outcome of the '381 patent examination. Three of the 20 claims were upheld.

By Oct. 17, 2013

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USPTO reaffirms invalidation of Apple patent in Samsung suit

Patent office issues a Final Office Action on Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key patent to Apple's case against its rival.

By Apr. 1, 2013

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USPTO nixes Apple patent used in victory over Samsung

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.

By Oct. 23, 2012

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Congress should avoid knee-jerk reactions to patent trolls

commentary Yes, patent trolls are a big problem, but recent legislative proposals are poorly thought out and won't resolve the issue.

By Nov. 9, 2013

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LG may launch its own Chrome OS devices

A host of recent LG trademark filings list such names at ChromeOne, ChromeDesk, and ChromeStation.

By Oct. 21, 2013

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Apple awarded three new patents

Overnight, the USPTO granted Apple patents on a smart stylus, magnetic iPhone camera lenses and a solar-powered laptop.

By Jan. 28, 2014

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Apple wins 'iPen' patent for a smarter stylus

It's all about orientation: the technology would let a stylus mimic differences in line direction and size you see in real life when writing with the tip or side of a pencil.

By Jan. 28, 2014

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Another Apple touch-screen patent in trouble

After a second look, the U.S. patent office rules that all 20 claims included in an Apple patent covering interaction with touch-screen devices -- a patent used in a suit against Motorola -- are invalid. But the decision isn't final.

By Dec. 7, 2012

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Apple 'pinch-to-zoom' patent on shaky ground, report says

Macworld reports that Samsung is asking a federal judge to throw out the patent-infringement case due to the patent office's recent decision to reject all 21 claims.

By Jul. 29, 2013

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King.com withdraws trademark application for "candy"

The creator of Candy Crush Saga has filed a request for abandonment with the US Patent and Trademark Office over its attempt to trademark the word "candy".

By Feb. 25, 2014