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US Patent Office Rejects Apple Application For "Pinch to Zoom" Patent

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The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Apple's pinch-to-zoom patent because prior patents covered the invention.

Samsung filed the USPTO's preliminary ruling against Apple in court on Wednesday in the US as part of its attempts to get a new trial, rather than letting Apple's $1bn win stand. The pinch-to-zoom patent is one of six patents the jury in the case decided that Sammy was infringing.