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Could Apple's recent patents be based on prior art?

Some of Apple's patents, I am pretty sure are based on Prior art some of these include: Patent US 7844915. Here is its claim 1: A machine implemented method for scrolling on a touch-sensitive ...
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Prior art for double-tap to zoom in a structured document / web browser

Apple has patented (US7864163) the behaviour in Mobile Safari whereby double-tapping zooms in just enough to fit on the screen the particular box of content that was tapped. A ...
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Prior art on Microsoft patents asserted against Barnes & Noble and Motorola

I was wondering whether there was sufficient prior art for some of the patents that Microsoft is using in (what I consider) strong-arming Android manufacturers? Most of those seem to have been ...