Apple’s Patented “Pinch to Zoom” Touchscreen Feature Denied

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According to Technobuffalo, the U.S Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple’s claim to its patented “pinch to zoom” control in its smartphones.

For a long time, Apple has used this patent as a weapon when challenging other device manufactures. Most importantly however, is the effect this ruling will have on the 1 billion dollar settlement in Apples lawsuit versus Samsung. If the ruling stands if Apple appeals it (which we all assume they will) the 1 billion dollar settlement could be drastically decreased.

In all honesty, I hope they lose this patent battle.. its time for Apple to lose something for once. What happened to collaboration between companies in order to help innovate industry?

 

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