Judge in U.K. says HTC doesn't infringe on Apple patents, calls three Apple patents invalid
We remain disappointed that Apple continues to favor competition in the courtroom over competition in the marketplace,” while Apple's emailed statement said that, "Competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."
Besides the slide-to-unlock, and scrolling through photographs patents, the case involved a patent related to changing alphabets and another involving multi-touch functionality on the touchscreen. The same four patents are the subject of an HTC-Apple case to be heard in a German court later this year. Last week, the ITC ruled that HTC can still ship its latest models to the U.S. while the Agency investigates claims made by Apple that the Taiwan based manufacturer infringed on a patent that allows phone owners to search for phone numbers in an email.