Apple Patent From $1B Samsung Case Found Invalid

By Django Gold (October 23, 2012, 8:56 PM EDT) -- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. told a California federal court Monday that an Apple Inc. patent at issue in the companies' battle over smartphone intellectual property was recently found invalid, which could hurt Apple's bid to add to the $1 billion verdict it has already won.

In a statement of recent decision filed in the California federal court where a jury in August ruled Samsung had infringed Apple patents, Samsung told the court that the U.S. Patent and Trademark office issued an ex parte re-examination of an Apple utility patent that indicates each of the patent's claims are anticipated or obvious by...

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