Apple Phone Patent From Samsung Fight Nixed By USPTO

Law360, New York (July 29, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Sunday informed the California federal judge overseeing its patent battle with Apple Inc. that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated Apple's so-called pinch-to-zoom patent for smartphone and tablet displays.

Samsung told U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh that the USPTO has tossed all 21 claims of U.S. Patent Number 7,844,915 in light of prior art. The two tech giants are gearing up for a November trial on damages caused by Samsung's alleged infringement of Apple's technology, including the '915...
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