• German Court Rules Against Apple

    On Tuesday, Apple lost a legal battle in Germany.

    Bloomberg confirms that Apple came up short in a ruling by Germany’s top civil court in a legal skirmish relating to intellectual property. The legal matter in question pertains to a patent for unlocking smartphones with a finger swipe.

    Judges on Tuesday said that the iPhone maker’s method didn’t reach a level of sophistication needed to award patent protection -- backing an earlier patent tribunal ruling in favor of Lenovo Group Ltd.’s Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.
    “This user-friendly display was already suggested by the state of the art,” the court said in its ruling. “The contested patent thus isn’t based on an invention.”

    Apple officials in Europe haven't yet responded to the ruling.

    Source: Bloomberg
    This article was originally published in forum thread: German Court Rules Against Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
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