In the never-ending legal war between Apple and Samsung, the former now claims that a workaround by the latter still infringes its patent for a pinch-to-zoom API (application programming interface), reports “FOSS Patents” (http://macte.ch/CjGti).
Samsung says it’s has worked around the asserted claim of Apple’s ‘915 patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,844,915 on “application programming interfaces for scrolling operations”). Apple says “nope.”
This is all part of the ongoing, global legal battle. Apple and Samsung have filed more than 30 lawsuits against each other across four continents. For example, Apple alleges that Samsung copied the slide-to-unlock technology of its iPhone and iPad devices.