Another Apple touch-screen patent in trouble

Smack that screen.
(Credit: USPTO/CNET)
One of Apple’s broad patents covering touch-screen technology is under fire by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, following a re-examination.
The USPTO ruled this week that all 20 claims included in the patent are invalid, according to a filing spotted by blog Foss Patents.
The decision, which was handed down Monday, is not final.
It’s the second such Apple patent to be deemed completely invalid following a re-examination by the USPTO. A similar decision for an Apple patent covering the company’s rubber-banding bounce effect came in late October,…

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