Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Court Rejects Apple Touchscreen Patent Appeal

Germany's highest court of appeals earlier today ruled that Apple's patents covering the "slide to unlock" feature are invalid.

In a statement, the appeals court said it confirmed a ruling by the lower Federal Patent Court that canceled Apple's German patent, based on the technique's similarity to a phone released by Swedish company Neonode Inc a year before the iPhone's 2007 launch. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.