engine - 5:21 pm on Jul 4, 2012 (gmt 0)
HTC Wins Swipe-to-Unlock Patent Dispute With Apple [bbc.co.uk]
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.
Apple has also cited the patent in disputes against firms using Google's Android system software.