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Apple Patent rejected

The crux of the patent filing is the ability to distinguish between a two finger pinch action and one finger scrolling on a touchscreen device. Of the 21 claims in this patent filing, claim eight is the most important to their Samsung issues. That claim was crucial to their $1.05 billion initial judgement, but with a settlement review, it could unravel a bit for Apple.

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Intrigued by the idea of a smartphone camera featuring multiple LED flash bulbs onboard? Apparently so is Google. In September of 2011 the company filed for such a patent, and it has now been granted by the USPTO.