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Friday, October 18, 2013

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USPTO Reconfirms All 20 Claims of the 'Steve Jobs Patent'




The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has reconfirmed all 20 claims of the 'Steve Jobs Patent' after tentatively rejecting all the claims in December 2012, reports FOSS Patents.

U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949 covers a "touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics". The patent, which lists Steve Jobs as an inventor, was challenged anonymously leading to its tentative rejection.

On September 4th, 2013 the USPTO issued a reexamination certificate confirming all 20 claims because the prior art neither anticipated this invention nor renders it obvious.

As Florian Mueller notes, "This outcome is a major strategic win for Apple, a massive setback for Samsung and Google, and a potential threat to other Android device makers."

More details at this link...

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