Apple 381 Patent Rejected by USPTO in Final Office Action
Well, the Apple vs Samsung case continues to erode as more and more frivolous Apple 'patents' are invalidated. The '381 patent or bounce back patent has just been rejected again from the USPTO in Final Office Action. This is the end of the road for this patent. Looks like the damages just keep getting smaller and smaller. Apple should have thought twice before they went the litigation route. Not only have they not received a penny from Samsung, their holy patents are being examined in detail and invalidated. The Lion has no teeth and is a mere pussy cat in need of dentures.
This Final Office Action by the USPTO is relevant because it finally rejects multiple claims of the ‘381 patent as being anticipated under 35 U.S.C. §102 by PCT Publication No. WO 03/081458 to Lira. This final rejection includes claim 19, which is the only claim of the ‘381 patent at issue in this action. The jury found at trial that 21 accused Samsung products infringed claim 19 of the ‘381 patent—specifically, the Captivate, Continuum, Droid Charge, Epic 4G, Exhibit 4G, Fascinate, Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Prevail, Galaxy S, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S II (AT&T), Galaxy S II (i9100), Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1 (WiFi), Gem, Indulge, Infuse 4G, Mesmerize, Nexus S 4G, Replenish, and Vibrant. The jury awarded damages as to 18 of these products. Some, but not all, of these damages awards have been vacated for new trial.