A Tokyo court has Samsung infringes on Apple’s patent for a “bounce-back” feature on earlier models of its smartphones, reports “Reuters” (http://tinyurl.com/kpag8b6).
The Japanese court’s decision comes after the U.S. Patent and Trademark office judged in April that Apple’s patent for the bounce-back feature was invalid, allowing older Samsung models that had a similar feature to remain on sale. The Tokyo court is scheduled to release more details on the ruling today.
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.