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updated 04:44 AM EST 12.20.12
USPTO tentatively invalidates Apple ‘pinch to zoom’ patent
The USPTO has tentatively invalidated Apple’s key ‘pinch to zoom’ patent. All 21 claims in U.S. Patent No. 7,844,915 have been preliminarily rejected pending a lengthy, multi-year review process, which will determine whether the patent application will ultimately be tossed. Samsung’s lawyers have taken the news to Judge Lucy Koh, who continues to preside over the case in which Apple was awarded over $1 billion in damages.