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.