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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.
Commentary: To app or not to app, that is the question. Apple sometimes passes on third parties when it launches new devices, but competition may force its hand
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 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 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.
The new patent highlights a device referred to as "iTime" that comes with built-in sensors and can connect with mobile phones.
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.