samsung will be very interested
Next move? apple sues the patent office.
Another Apple patent is in the spotlight tonight, after the United States Patent and Trademark Office has preliminarily rejected all 20 claims of Patent No. 7,844,915, or the so-called "pinch to zoom" patent.
The '915 patent covers technology that can distinguish whether a user is scrolling with one finger versus using several touch points at once for a pinch-to-zoom action. A California jury said that 21 of the 24 accused devices sold by Samsung Electronics infringed on the main claim of that patent.