A year after trial, USPTO knocks out Apple’s “pinch to zoom” patent

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jul 30, 2013 8:40 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Joe Mullin
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Sunday night, Samsung lawyers filed an order just out from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that renders invalid one of Apple's key patents, No. 7,844,915, the so-called "pinch to zoom" patent. It's definitely a setback for Apple, which presented "pinch to zoom" at last year's trial as one of the innovations that was ripped off by a wide array of Samsung phones.

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