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Apple patent wielded against Samsung possibly invalid
SAN FRANCISCO: Samsung's high-stakes legal battle with Apple was bolstered on Tuesday by word that the US Patent and Trademark Office was second-guessing a patent at issue in the case.
Officials re-examined an Apple patent for an effect that makes a smartphone screen appear to "bounce" when an edge is tugged by a finger and tentatively concluded it should be invalidated because it was not new, intellectual property analyst Florian Mueller reported at FossPatents.com.
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