In the on going battle between Apple and Samsung, FOSS patents reports that the USPTO has issued a non-final office action in the reexamination of Apple’s bounce-back patent No. U.S. Patent No, 7,469,381. This patent was one of the patents Samsung was found to be infringing in Apple’s billion dollar verdict against Samsung. While this is clearly not good news for Apple, the fight is certainly not yet over, as Apple will have an opportunity to respond to the non-final Office Action before the USPTO issues a final decision.
In other Apple news, TechCrunch reports that a Dutch court has found that Samsung does not infringe Apple’s multitouch patent. According to TechCrunch, the judge noted that his ruling follows similar rulings in other European courts relating to Apple’s multitouch patents.