HTC succeeds in patent battle regarding Gemalto's smart card patents

Recently promoted High Court patents judge Mr Justice Birss has handed down his decision in the joined telecommunications patent cases of HTC Corporation v Gemalto SA and HTC Corporation v Gemalto NV [2013] EWHC 1876 (Pat).

HTC sought revocation of EP (UK) 0 932 865 for ‘using a high-level programming language with a microcontroller’ and EP (UK) 0 829 062 for a smart card reader. Gemalto had counterclaimed for infringement of the patents by numerous HTC smartphones. In particular, HTC’s use of Google Android software was a target under the ‘865 patent…

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