Man oh man, Mr. Mann. I didn't know if it was possible to adore the unfathomably prolific Jonathan "Song a Day
" Mann any more, but yes, yes it is. Song a Day #1728, "Destroy all Patent Trolls
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In the UK, Taiwan's HTC challenged four Apple patents covering "slide to unlock"
and other touchscreen-related features. The High Court agreed today, describing them as either too obvious, or foreshadowed by earlier patents
. Analysts expect the outcome to significantly influence the many other patent battles
taking place between Apple and its competitors worldwide. — Rob