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German Court rules ‘slide to unlock’ patent invalid

A German Federal Court has ruled Apple’s claims to its slide to unlock patent are invalid, it emerged on Thursday. First announced by Florian Mueller, the news mark a dent in Apple’s patent repertoire, however, the significance of the ruling isn’t as drastic as you might think. Mueller has highlighted the nature of European law in comparison to the…

Apple granted slide to unlock and iPhone design patents

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has officially granted Apple two new patents. And they’re important patents for Apple. The first patent Apple was granted is the patent for Apple’s “Slide to Unlock” method of unlocking iOS devices (pictured above). This feature has been in the lock screen of every iOS device dating back to the original…

Judge says HTC phones don’t violate Apple patents

In one of its many legal battles that the company has found itself in, Apple is beginning to realize that you simply can’t win them all. I’m pretty sure the iOS maker has had lawsuits with every larger manufacturer in the business including HTC, LG, Samsung, and Motorola. Even as big an Apple fan boy that I am, I get tired of the court room news, so it’s…

Apple wins “slide-to-unlock” court case against Motorola

For what seems like the first time ever, Apple has won a patent dispute against Motorola. The ruling, which came today in a German court, is over the infamous “slide-to-unlock” patent that was granted to Apple in March 2010. The Patent in Question According to Floss Patents there were three main infringements evaluated by the courts. The first…

Apple launches legal attack on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus

Today Apple launched a legal attack on the Galaxy Nexus in the U.S. Are you ready for another patent war? Most of these patent disputes are tedious and insignificant, but this one however is the exact opposite. If the court rules in favour of Apple, then the Galaxy Nexus could be banned in the U.S, a huge upset in the smartphone market, and also for…

Apple patents ‘slide to unlock,’ bring on the lawsuits…

Apple filed a patent a few years ago for its signature ‘slide to unlock’ functionality, and it’s finally gone through. US patent number 7657549 gives Apple ownership of the method of unlocking, described as, “A device with a touch-sensitive display may be unlocked via gestures performed on the touch-sensitive display. The device is unlocked if…