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Apple loses patent claim against HTC in UK

Last Updated: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 12:20

Zeebiz Bureau

HTC scores one against Apple Inc in a London court ruling on a number of patent infringement claims linked to the technology used on HTC phones.

The London High court stated that HTC mobile phones did not, as per Apple’s claim, infringe four of its patents, including its ‘slide-to-unlock’ feature.

Even HTC levelled one against Apple for its use of multi-touch system and the way its being used on the iPhone, along with how it also manages photographs

Apple is with odds against its arch nemesis South Korean tech giant Samsung where it won round two of patent wars against it, successfully banning the sales of Galaxy tab 10.1 Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

HTC has had several bouts with Apple, forcing the Taiwanese tech company to stifle the launch of its flagship phones in the United States, once its biggest market.

Earlier this week a U.S. trade panel turned down Apple's request to immediately ban some HTC smartphones from being imported into the United States because of accusations that they infringe an Apple patent.

The International Trade Commission said in December that some HTC smartphones infringed an Apple patent for technology that allows users to click on phone numbers or other data in an email or other document to either dial directly or bring up more information.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 10:44
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