USPTO invalidates Apple’s rubber-band scrolling patent
US Patent Office has taken a lot of flak for granting some absurd patents but today it has been revealed the office has done something that not many imagined of – invalidate an Apple patent! Ok, this is just a tentative invalidation but at least a first step.
The patent in question is patent no. 7,469,381 that pertains to the rubber-band scrolling where USPTO managed to find some evidence of prior art.
This patent is also one the key patents in the Apple-Samsung trial.