USPTO again rejects Apple’s pinch-to-zoom patent | iLounge News

2014 iPad iPhone iPod Buyers' Guide from


USPTO again rejects Apple’s pinch-to-zoom patent

Author's pic

By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Monday, July 29, 2013
News Categories: Apple

Samsung has notified the courts that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has rejected all claims of Apple’s “pinch to zoom” patent, according to a report. The rejection is a “Final Office Action,” but the decision is far from finished, as Apple will have additional opportunities to appeal. Notably, Apple’s “rubber-banding” patent initially had a main claim ruled invalid in a “Final Office Action,” but that claim was later confirmed. In December, the USPTO initially ruled all claims of the “pinch to zoom” patent invalid; this is a continuation of that action. [via FOSS Patents]

« Apple releases iOS 7 beta 4

Chinese scalpers booking all Genius Bar appointments »

Related Stories



It is not own by Apple actually. Pinch & zoom has been a while. It was so stupid that apple claimed. Then why don’t they pay for using any technology which invented by Samsung? Apple has no technological patent. Shame.

Posted by Edward on July 29, 2013 at 9:29 PM (PDT)

If you have a comment, news tip, advertising inquiry, or coverage request, a question about iPods/iPhones/iPad or accessories, or if you sell or market iPod/iPhone/iPad products or services, read iLounge's Comments + Questions policies before posting, and fully identify yourself if you do. We will delete comments containing advertising, astroturfing, trolling, personal attacks, offensive language, or other objectionable content, then ban and/or publicly identify violators.

Commenting is not available in this section entry.


Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Shop for Accessories: Cases, speakers, chargers, etc.