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HTC v Apple [2012] EWHC 1789 (Pat)

Case Summary  |  Judgment  |   4 July 2012


On 4 July 2012, Mr Justice Floyd handed down judgment in HTC v Apple [2012] EWHC 1789 (Pat). This was a major patents action, concerning 4 Apple patents which relate to the way in which smartphones operate, including the famous "slide to unlock" patent. HTC were represented by a team of barristers from 8 New Square, comprising Daniel Alexander QC, Richard Meade QC, Michael Tappin QC, Andrew Lykiardopoulos, James Abrahams and Isabel Jamal (instructed by Powell Gilbert). The 8 New Square team secured a complete victory for HTC: all 4 patents were found to be invalid, not infringed, or both.