Apple loses bid to nix patent troll’s ‘screen rotation’ suit

Rotate this phone, violate a patent?
(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)
You might think it’s obvious that when an iPhone or similar device is placed on its side, what’s displayed on the screen should rotate as well.
But CNET has learned that a federal judge in Delaware yesterday rejected Apple’s attempt to throw out a lawsuit over screen rotation brought by a holding company, MobileMedia Ideas, which has been dubbed “a classic patent troll.”
U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson said the suit could proceed, ruling that the question of whether iOS devices infringed on the patent, No. 6,441,828, was…

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