Patent office strikes Apple patent cited in Samsung trial

12/20/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Federal regulators have struck down a second Apple patent cited in the company's trial victory over Samsung Electronics earlier this year, a decision that some experts say will likely reduce the $1.05 billion in damages awarded to Apple. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that Apple should not have been awarded a patent for technology that involves touch-screen scrolling and gestures, Samsung revealed in court documents challenging the verdict and the award. Apple can appeal the ruling.

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