41374299 story Apple's Pinch+Zoom Patent Invalidated By Preliminary USPTO Ruling 149 Posted by timothy on Thursday December 20, 2012 @06:12PM from the always-more-complicated dept. skade88 writes "Apple has lost its patent on Pinch+Zoom. This is the patent that won Apple their billion dollar verdict against Samsung. GrokLaw has an article, too." The ruling is only preliminary, though, not final.