Samsung denied new trial over “rubber band” patent Posted on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at 5:23 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple Good. http://www.johncblandii.com John C. Bland II +1. Let’s get it over with! gjgustav I wish Apple’s suits against Samsung were purely about trade dress and not software patents. It’s time for software patents to go.