The friendly folks at Patently Apple are at it again, dredging up news that Samsung and Microsoft have filed a patent on the iPhone and iPad’s ‘pinch and zoom‘ feature.
Samsung, who is trying everything in their power to invalidate Apple’s Pinch & Zoom, is now trying to patent this all-important touchscreen feature as well.
Why? What’s so special about pinch and zoom?
With published applications from Microsoft and Samsung surfacing at the US Patent Office in the same week claiming that the Pinch & Zoom function is their own original invention is testament to how critical a feature this is for modern day touchscreen devices.
So, Samsung wants to invalidate an Apple patent for pinch and zoom, while filing their own patent application for… drum roll, please… pinch and zoom.