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Another Key Apple Patent Gets a Preliminary Rejection From USPTO

Just as it did recently in two other instances, the U.S. Patent Office today preliminarily rejected the claims of one of Apple’s important interface patents, this one dealing with multitouch actions and containing one element that figured in Apple’s billion-dollar infringement verdict against Samsung. Apple now has the opportunity to respond as part of the re-examination process, initiated by a Samsung request.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik