Yesterday, the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) gave Apple a reason to worry. According to their newest claims, the “rubber-banding” patent, which was a large focus in the case against Samsung just a while ago, has been found as invalid. Thanks to some previous art that had been submitted that showed the idea was around well before it arrived at Apple, Samsung’s $1 billion fine may come down quite a bit.
Upon hearing the good news, Samsung filed a motion with Judge Lucy Koh to bring the newest development to her attention. Once she gets a look over and decides what action she will take, we’ll let you know.
It’s looking good for Samsung.
Via: FOSS Patents
Cheers Brian, Heath, Ian, and Ryan!