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

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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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