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Submission + - HTC defeats Apple in swipe-to-unlock patent dispute ( 1

another random user writes: HTC is claiming victory in a patent dispute with Apple after a ruling by the High Court in London.

The judge ruled that HTC had not infringed four technologies that Apple had claimed as its own.

He said Apple's slide-to-unlock feature was an "obvious" development in the light of a similar function on an earlier Swedish handset.

Lawyers fighting other lawsuits against Apple are likely to pay close attention to the decision regarding its slide-to-unlock patent

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HTC defeats Apple in swipe-to-unlock patent dispute

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