Apple was dealt a major defeat today in the UK when a Judge ruled that HTC was not infrining on four of their patents. The patents in question are related to touchscreen technologies, including slide to unlock functions, and picture management. Not only did Judge Christopher Floyd rule that HTC was not in violation of the patents, but three of Apple's patents were found invalid. The only patent not found invalid was one relating to Apple's picture management, but it was ruled that HTC had not infringed on it. It appears for now HTC has won, but the FTC is still investigating Apple's claims in the US. We'll keep you updated so check back.
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