Will Apple’s Patent Rejection Ruin The Holidays For These Top Institutional Shareholders?

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Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) “pinch-to-zoom” patent was rejected after re-examination by the United States Patents and Trademark Office. This dealt a blow to the company in their ongoing litigation with Samsung Electronics. The patent was one of six held by a jury in August to have been infringed and Apple subsequently won $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung. This is the second patent out of the six that the USPTO has rejected after re-examination. Apple has appealed the decision of the USPTO and is likely to do the same in respect to the second decision.

Will Apple Inc.’s shareholders decrease their holdings? They reported owning a total of 710.669 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $664.07 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Apple Inc. at the end of September 30th, 2012.

FMR LLC. held 45,494,145 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $30,349,370,712. This brought the portfolio total to 5.48%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 40,986,611 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $27,342,372,331. This brought the portfolio total to 3.49%.

State Street Corp. held 36,796,828 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $24,547,347,224. This brought the portfolio total to 3.61%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 25,351,873 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $16,912,233,859. This brought the portfolio total to 3.86%.

Susquehanna International Group LLP. held 24,669,600 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $16,461,037. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc /Md/ held 23,480,146 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $15,663,722,339. This brought the portfolio total to 4.6%.

Susquehanna International Group LLP. held 17,776,000 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $11,861,214. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

J.P Morgan Chase & Co. held 16,256,419 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $10,844,738,079. This brought the portfolio total to 3.91%.

Susquehanna International Group LLP. held 16,078,544 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $10,726,076,781. This brought the portfolio total to 26.12%.

Invesco Ltd. held 14,483,535 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $9,662,038,333. This brought the portfolio total to 5.07%.

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