Japan rules Samsung infringed on Apple bounce back patent

A Tokyo court has ruled that Samsung infringed on Apple’s patent covering a “bounce-back” feature used on the latter’s smartphones and tablets.

Reuters reported Friday that Apple had alleged Samsung copied its “bounce-back” function, in which icons on smartphones and tablets quiver back when users scroll to the end of an electronic document.

Samsung has already changed its interface on recent models to show a blue line at the end of documents, the report noted.

The court’s decision comes after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in April said Apple’s patent for the “bounce-back” feature was invalid, allowing older Samsung models with a similar feature to remain on sale.


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Samsung wants ban on sale of iPhone 4S in Japan and Australia

Samsung Electronics filed preliminary injunction motions in Japan and Australia on Monday to block the sale of Apples iPhone 4S there.The South Korean company is accusing Apple of patent infringements dealing with wireless telecommunications technology.In the Japan filing, Samsung also wants the court to bar the sale of iPhone 4 and iPad 2.Apple could not immediately be reached for comment.

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