US judge denies Samsung a retrial over ‘bounce-back’ patent dispute with Apple

US judge denies Samsung a retrial over ‘bounce-back’ patent dispute with Apple

Samsung has been denied a retrial over patent ‘381 — nicknamed ‘bounce-back’ or ‘rubber-banding’ — after US Federal Judge Lucy Koh rejected a request filed by the Korean electronics firm in July, as CNET reports.

The patent refers to the bouncing animation that takes place when a user scrolls past the end of a page while navigating on a device. It played a major part in Apple’s massive trial against Samsung last year — in which Apple scored a $1.05 billion victory — while a Japanese court recently ruled that Samsung had infringed on it.

The rubber-banding patent had been tentatively rejected last year, but the US Patent and Trademark Office reexamined it in June to confirm four of Apple’s patent claims.

➤ Samsung denied new trial over Apple’s ‘bounce-back’ patent [CNET]

Headline image via JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Read next: Payment provider Stripe steps into Asia-Pacific with private beta launch in Australia

Corona coverage

Read our daily coverage on how the tech industry is responding to the coronavirus and subscribe to our weekly newsletter Coronavirus in Context.

For tips and tricks on working remotely, check out our Growth Quarters articles here or follow us on Twitter.