USPTO Upholds Apple Touchscreen Patent In Samsung Case

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has affirmed the validity of an Apple Inc. touchscreen patent that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has been found to infringe by the U.S. International Trade Commission, after tentatively rejecting it last year.

In a re-examination certificate issued Sept. 4, the USPTO confirmed the patentability of all the claims of the patent, for which late Apple founder Steve Jobs is listed as the lead inventor.

A USPTO examiner said in a preliminary decision in December that the patent was rendered invalid...
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