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Apple loses German court battle on ‘slide to unlock’ patent

Apple just lost another fairly important court battle in Germany, over a patent for unlocking smartphones with a finger swipe. Judges yesterday ruled that the ‘slide to unlock’ method isn’t sophisticated enough in order to be awarded with patent protection. This could end up having an impact on another of …

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HTC win UK patent ruling against Apple

A high court in the United Kingdom has ruled against Apple in an HTC patent ruling. The court said that HTC did not infringe on Apple’s photo management patent and three other patent claims were invalid. The court declared three patents invalid, including the ‘slide to unlock’ feature seen on …

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