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

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

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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."

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

NoGoodNick - October 18, 2013 at 3:50pm
That's a major win (for Apple), though you know the European courts will probably counter it, just to boost competition and limit Apple's potential power over the market.
Great. - October 18, 2013 at 3:46pm
Samseng (gangster) will need to be punished for copying Apple! Samseng supporters should do some research on their CEO and see the things he's been up to.
meinnit - October 18, 2013 at 11:17am
Suckers and Sheep please comment
John Doe - October 18, 2013 at 12:03pm
Are you taking both position? Then we don't need to waste our time to take it over.