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Judge in U.K. says HTC doesn't infringe on Apple patents, calls three Apple patents invalid

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Jul 2012, 12:08

It's becoming increasingly apparent that one court's infringement is another court's non-event; in the U.K., Judge Christopher Floyd ruled that HTC did not infringe on four Apple patents, saying that three of the patents were invalid...

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posted on 05 Jul 2012, 02:14 1

96. thinking (Posts: 130; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)

a rear view mirror would be a patent violation if someone else patented the mirror. Essentially, all mirrors are rear view. :-)

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 19:21 3

49. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Good to see Apple's dominance does not stretch across the pond. HTC scored a victory in the UK, and with the way things are going for them, they need every victory they can get. Now if only this Judge Koh could get it through her thick skull...

As for Apple, I get really upset when Apple says things like "Competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours." That's a load of garbage. Everyone knows that Apple's technology was never theirs to begin with; they stole pretty much everything they use to this day and never gave credit for it. It's just that since none of it was patented or protected when they acquired it, no one could stop them at the time. Now that they have the paperwork for all this acquired tech, it doesn't matter anymore. It's a crap shoot, and Apple's rolling all 7's.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 20:56 3

60. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

Apple, once again revolutionise the way we patent and sue somebody..

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 20:27 3

51. Aeires (unregistered)

Likely more over the top, vague patents by Apple will be thrown out as judges start to weigh on the never ending litigations Apple insists on waging. In the end everyone will see Apple didn't have much to begin with and ended with even more.

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 22:59 1

73. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


this is for you


posted on 04 Jul 2012, 23:42 1

79. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

you lose one and you win some.. HTC doesnt bother me.. they are not doing to good.. the EVO is great but Samsung is stealing the thunder and the HTC One series hasn't really done much.. Samsung is the one we need to go after

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 23:56 3

83. willard12 (unregistered)

So you agree this is about eliminating competition thru litigation more so than stealing IP....such as slide to unlock? And, you also acknowledge Samsung is such a threat with their products that Apple needs to go thermonuclear on them. I agree with you.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 00:01 4

85. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Whats with this ...'we' ...stuff? I seen taco post this too.

Is it really THAT serious?

Trolling must be like a drug or something. Just say...no.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 00:42 3

89. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Yes. THIS is the type of attitude that we need. Consumers rooting for companies to sue. Increase their costs and decrease their competition! This is the only way to secure high prices and low quality in a capitalistic society!

Companies are going to win some and lose some, but one side will always lose these patent lawsuits: consumers. Unless you have a lot of Apple stock, there is no reason for you to want Apple to "go after" competition.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 04:18

97. A.P.P.L.E-R.O.Y.A.L.L.Y (banned) (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)

Speaking like APPLE-ROYALLY .....

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 10:27 1

99. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

So is that it? "Slide to unlock gesture", the technology that Apple patented and fiercely defending? No wonder their iOS became stagnant.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 14:49 1

101. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

can we borrow some of the UK's judges here in america? Lucy Kohl needs to be replaced with this judge.

posted on 13 Jul 2012, 22:05

104. techman01 (Posts: 22; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

I think apple is doing this because they are losing to android here the website if you need proof.

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