slide-to-unlock patent

German Court Invalidates Slide-to-Unlock Apple Patent

Apple cannot patent a visual representation instructing users to swipe, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled today, and as such, it has invalidated the iPhone maker’s European “slide to unlock” patent, Florian Mueller of Foss Patents reported. As Mueller details, the Federal Court of Justice found that the manufacturers of the Neodone N1m smartphone...