Apple has faced a minor setback in Germany today, with Florian Mueller stating that the Mannheim court has ruled that Apple’s second slide-to-unlock patent case should be stayed for the time being. The case will resume if and when the patent authorities in Germany decide that the patent should have been issued in the first place at all. This is an important patent for Apple, and one that it has been key to its patent war. That being said, even if it is overturned, this won’t be the end of the battle.

[Source: FOSS Patent]