Tokyo court rules Samsung copied Apple’s “bounce back” patent

Tokyo court rules Samsung copied Apple's bounce back patent

Samsung has infringed on Apple’s patent covering a “bounce-back” feature, a Tokyo court has decided. The Korean company reportedly copied the feature in which icons on smartphones and tablets quiver back when users scroll to the end of a document.

The decision comes on the heels of USPTO’s ruling in April which said that Apple’s “bounce-back” patent was invalid, allowing older Samsung models that have the similar feature to remain on sale.

In another lawsuit in August 2012, the Tokyo District Court rejected Apple’s claim Samsung stole its technology that enabled music syncing between a smartphone and computer. In January this year, Samsung asked the court to dismiss Apple’s appeal.

Finally, in March – the Tokyo District Court ruled Samsung had no rights over data transmission technology used in some of Apple’s iPhones…

I’m sure there’s more to be told in the Apple vs Samsung saga and that we’ll be hearing more on this in the months to come. Stay tuned as we bring you more.

[Via: ZDnet]

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