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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald