HTC phones don't infringe on four Apple (AAPL) patents related to touchscreen technology, and...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

HTC phones don't infringe on four Apple (AAPL) patents related to touchscreen technology, and three of those Apple patents are invalid, according to U.K. Judge Christopher Floyd. The patents in the case were: slide-to-unlock feature, tools to scroll through photographs and change alphabets, and functionality to touch the screen in two spots simultaneously. It's not an insignificant defeat for Apple.