Apple’s famous “Steve Jobs” patent, which covers many of the iPhone’s touch screen commands, has been ruled preliminarily invalid by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Although the ruling has been classified as “non-final,” this could mean the Apple-Samsung battle is leaning in Samsung’s direction, particularly in the wake of a USPTO ruling last October stating that Apple’s claims to its “rubber-banding” patent were invalid. [Source: FOSS Patents]