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US Patent Office Rejects Apple’s “Pinch to Zoom” Patent

Steve Jobs Multitouch Patent

Talk about a bad run for Apple recently in the idiotic patent wars. First they had the USPTO temporarily invalidating their patent on the “Rubber Band” effect and now the WSJ (via PhoneGap) is reporting that there is more bad news. The USPTO has also rejected, but not invalidated, Apple’s famous “Pinch to Zoom” patent. I wonder what is next? Maybe “Slide to Unlock”? Either way it is nice to see yet another one of these overbearing patents loosing its teeth.

This all makes me wonder if Mark Cuban has the right idea with his new donation to the Electronic Frontier Foundation Patent Project “Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents”…

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  1. Go everybody else!!!

  2. Thank you Samsung!

    Now I hope the same will happen with the even more ridiculous design patents.

  3. Can’t wait for an update on rectangles with rounded corners. Although I want the patent on a circle with square corners. That one was hard.

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