iphone-apps.jpgIPNews® – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has tentatively nixed Apple Inc.’s patent for its iPhone “rubber banding” screen bounce-back feature, a patent that was key to the company’s $1 billion infringement verdict over Samsung Electronics Co. earlier this year.

The PTO declared all 20 claims of U.S. Patent No, 7,469,381 to be invalid upon reexamination, according to a Samsung court filing late Monday. The European Patent Office is also in the midst of reexamination proceedings for the European equivalent of the rubber banding patent. To continue reading, click: PTO Shoots Down Apple Bounce-Back Patent At Heart Of Samsung Case