Apple Asks Fed. Circ. To Revive Touch-Screen Patent

Law360, Washington (March 7, 2013, 8:13 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. on Thursday urged the Federal Circuit to revive a patent protecting its iPhone and iPad screens that was nixed in a dispute with Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., claiming the prior art the U.S. International Trade Commission said invalidated it was just an innovative "wish list."

Although the ITC determined Sony Corp.'s SmartSkin touch-screen technology invalidated one of two Apple patents-in-suit, the company alleged the prior patent's claims were either too ambiguous or too slow to preempt its smartphone screen invention.

The nixed patent was...
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