Apple 'Bounce Back' Patent Invalidated
In the seemingly never ending courtroom battle between Apple and Samsung news keeps slipping out of key wins for Samsung which will likely effect the overall size of the settlement, when one is finally agreed.
In this case Samsung had filed notice to the US court overseeing the proceedings that the US Patent Office has declared a final ruling invalidating Apple's key 'Bounce Back' scrolling patent.
It's a big win for Samsung, who are gradually whittling away the very basis for the original trial.
Given that Apple blocked the sales of Galaxy devices in several territories on the basis of this claimed patent, its possible Samsung will come back at them with claims for damages for lost sales.