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‘Steve Jobs patent’ upheld by USPTO, ‘massive setback’ for Samsung and Google

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http://www.talkandroid.com – Apple just got a huge win that will result in continued problems for Samsung and Google. The “Steve Jobs patent” (U.S. Patent No. 7,479,949) was reaffirmed by the U.S Patent & Trade Office (USPTO). The patent has been referred to as the “Steve Jobs patent” because Jobs was named as one of the inventors when Apple applied for it in 2008. It deals with a “touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics.” It was originally challenged by presumably Samsung and Google, but this reexamination result (IT news)