USPTO Declares ‘The Steve Jobs Patent’ Entirely Invalid

Whoops! The United States Patent and Trademark Office has put the smack down on Apple…again.

 

 

For the second time in less than two months, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a first Office action tentatively declaring a key Apple multitouch patent invalid. In late October, a first Office action in a reexamination proceeding stated the preliminary conclusion that all 20 claims of Apple’s rubber-banding (overscroll bounce) patent are invalid.