Apple wins patent case against Samsung in Japan

Tokyo court rules in favor of Apple, which claimed Samsung copied a patent detailing how icons on smartphones and tablets quiver back when users scroll to end of an electronic document.

A Tokyo court has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple's patent covering a "bounce-back" feature used on the latter's smartphones and tablets.

Reuters reported Friday that Apple had alleged Samsung copied its "bounce-back" function, in which icons on smartphones and tablets quiver back when users scroll to the end of an electronic document. Samsung has already changed its interface on recent models to show a blue line at the end of documents, the report noted.

The court's decision comes after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in April said Apple's patent for the "bounce-back" feature was invalid, allowing older Samsung models with a similar feature to remain on sale.

Read more of "Japan rules Samsung infringed Apple's 'bounce back' patent" at ZDNet.

 

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