Tuesday, April 20, 2021

HTC Defeats Apple in Swipe-to-Unlock Patent Dispute

BBC News: It’s been a good new/bad news kind of day for smartphone maker HTC. First the good news: HTC won a patent infringement case brought by Apple. London’s High Court ruled that three of the Apple patents covering “slide-to-unlock” technology were invalid because they were “obvious.” The court said the fourth patent at issue in the case did not apply to HTC’s devices.

Now, the bad news: HTC’s profit declined 58 percent in its most recent quarter. The company reported net profit of $7.40 billion New Taiwan dollars ($247 million), a marked drop from NT$17.52 billion the previous year. Analysts say the smartphone maker’s prospects don’t look good either. “HTC’s third-quarter outlook is dim as competition is still fierce, with new smartphones from Samsung and Apple,” opined Yuanta analyst Dennis Chan.

Similar articles

Latest Articles

IT Planning During a...

Without a doubt, 2020 changed everything. I like to compare it to a science fiction movie where time travel is involved. Clearly, we have...

Best Data Quality Tools...

Data quality is a critical issue in today’s data centers. The complexity of the Cloud continues to grow, leading to an increasing need for...

NVIDIA’s New Grace ARM/GPU...

This week is NVIDIA’s GTC, or GPU Technology Conference, and they likely should have changed the name to ATC because this year – it...

What is Data Segmentation?

Definition of Data Segmentation Data segmentation is the process of grouping your data into at least two subsets, although more separations may be necessary on...