Apple “Pinch-To-Zoom” Patent Invalidated By Patent and Trademark Office

Posted Dec 20, 2012

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated all 21 claims of U.S. patent number 7,844,915.  This patent is known as the “pinch-to-zoom” patent that Apple was able to use in their $1.05 billion victory against Samsung.  Samsung pointed out that this development supports their request for a new trial.  This decision is not yet final because Apple can counter the decision as part of the proceedings.