(By Balaseshan) Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has won 34 patents including patents for Apple TV, an iPhone 3D modeling application, iChat video-conferencing, and the iPad 2. But the tech giant lost the patent for rubber-banding or over-scroll bounce.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 34 granted patents for Apple, according to Apple Insider. Other notable granted patents include: LTE, Cover Flow, multi-touch, iDevice camera face detection, and a patent relating to voice commands that has likely been rolled into Apple's Siri architecture.
Apple also received design patents covering the tapered edges and thin-and-light design of the iPad 2, Apple Remote and the now defunct iPad keyboard dock.
In addition, the tech giant received a patent for a system in which the status of a portable device can be persistently displayed on-screen without having to turn on the display or primary backlight.
On the other hand, the USPTO declared all 20 claims of Apple's rubber-banding patent invalid, including claim 19, which Apple successfully asserted against Samsung in the summer trial in California. In fact, claim 19 is one of several claims to be deemed invalid for two reasons, either one of which would be sufficient on its own, according to Foss Patents.
Apple's "over-scroll bounce" or "rubber band" is also known as "list scrolling and document translation, scaling, and rotation on a touchscreen display" patent that describes a way to indicate the end of a scrollable list on a touch-screen device.
Meanwhile, a Japanese court has rejected two patents infringement lawsuits brought by Samsung against Apple, according to Apple Insider. The Tokyo District Court made two rulings over the past two months in Apple's favor.
One Sept. 14 decision found that Apple did not infringe on a Samsung patent related to application downloads, while an Oct. 11 ruling said Apple did not violate a Samsung patent related to airplane mode on mobile devices.
AAPL is trading down 1.38 percent at $625.26 on Tuesday. The stock has been trading between $363.32 and $705.07 for the past 52 weeks.