HTC has won their patent battle against Apple. The judge in the UK case finally used common sense and found that HTC does NOT infringe on the 4 patents that Apple was accusing them of. The obvious one being the "slide-to-unlock" patent. The judge stated and I quote that it was an "obvious" enhancement of other technology stemming from devices way before Apples iPhone.
HTC released a statement following the finding:
HTC is pleased with the ruling, which provides further confirmation that Apple's claims against HTC are without merit. We remain disappointed that Apple continues to favor competition in the courtroom over competition in the marketplace.
Of course, Apple had to release this ridiculous statement:
We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.
Let's review a few things here about "stealing/borrowing" technology that isn't yours. Thanks to Levi Wilcox for the pic.
Let the discussion begin! Keep it clean and civilized or this thread WILL be locked and or deleted.
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Edited by spc_hicks09, 05 July 2012 - 05:22 PM.