Tokyo Court Ruling: Samsung Infringes Apple’s “Rubber-banding” Patent

Samsung Galaxy S4 | Official Website

Samsung Galaxy S4 | Official Website

Last Friday, a court in Tokyo ruled that a number of Samsung’s legacy smartphone models have infringed on Apple’s “rubber-banding” or bounce-back patent.

The said patent is a unique scrolling behavior created by the iPhone maker. It triggers a bounce-back animation when a user scrolls to the end of a digital document. The feature is designed to give feedback when navigating any digital content.

On the other hand, the South Korean tech giant has since modified the rubber-banding feature on their latest devices, adding a blue line that marks the end of a document. Moreover, the US Patent and Trademark Office found the property invalid last April, making it a bone of contention in the Apple vs. Samsung’s post-trial proceedings.

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