Apple Scores Victory Over HTC In Touch-Screen Patent Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (May 3, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT) -- A U.K. appeals court handed Apple Inc. a victory Friday in its ongoing patent battle with HTC Corp., ruling an Apple patent covering touch-screen software was valid.

A lower court judge previously said that a claim in the patent, which covers software that allows electronic devices to process a user touching a screen more than once simultaneously, was invalid due to similar functionality in other existing programs. But the appeals court ruled Friday that Apple had indeed made an important technical contribution to the art....
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