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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.
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A host of recent LG trademark filings list such names at ChromeOne, ChromeDesk, and ChromeStation.
Overnight, the USPTO granted Apple patents on a smart stylus, magnetic iPhone camera lenses and a solar-powered laptop.
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.
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.
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.
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".