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Pinch-to-Zoom and Rounded Rectangles: What the Jury Didn't Say 147

CharlyFoxtrot writes "Steve Wildstrom at Tech.Pinions takes on some of the what he calls folklore surrounding Apple v Samsung, investigating what was and wasn't part of the case and how the media got it wrong: 'There's one serious problem with the first sentence, which was repeated dozens of times in stories in print and on the Web. Apple only has a limited patent on the pinch to shrink, stretch to zoom gesture that is a core element of touch interfaces. And the 826 patent wasn't in dispute in the Samsung case because Apple never asserted it. In fact, this particular patent does not seem to be in dispute in any litigation.'"
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Pinch-to-Zoom and Rounded Rectangles: What the Jury Didn't Say

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 30, 2012 @08:18PM (#41185403)

    On This hour of As The Bezel Turns will Steve Jobs really come back from the dead? Will we finally know if Tim Cook switched the paternity result test disowning his own sons Larry Page and Sergey Brin? Will the wedding of Melissa Meyer and Jerry Yang be stopped at the eleventh hour by her bitter rival Carly Fiorina? Did Samsung CEO Kun Hee Lee recover from his sudden bout of amnesia?

    Oh, nevermind, it's just another rehash of the fucking patent trial. Please make it stop.

  • Re:As if... (Score:3, Funny)

    by msauve ( 701917 ) on Thursday August 30, 2012 @10:22PM (#41186053)
    "They are advocates."

    You misspelled "whores." HTH! HAND!

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