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This article was published on August 23, 2013


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 Image by: AFP/Getty Images
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

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]

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