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HTC Suing Apple on Patent Infringement

4.0By Nicholas West August 17, 2011 02:10 AM

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HTC Suing Apple on Patent Infringement

Looks like HTC and Apple are at it again except this time its HTC Suing Apple for patent infringement. They have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District court of Delaware accusing Apple is infringing on three of its patents. The patents have to do with pretty much everything in Apples line up, from Mac Computers, iPhones and iPads. After HTC statement back in July, “Apple’s constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market.” I feel like their playing on Apples level now by going back and forth in this patent war. Let’s just hope that this doesn’t get out of hand and we see an agreement sooner than later. HTC believes they have a strong case against Apple so let’s just hope that none of this back fire on HTC and this ends the War.

HTC’s Press release:

Complaint outlines three HTC patents infringed by Apple products

SEATTLE, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — HTC Corporation today took legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. District Court of Delaware for patent infringement by Apple’s Mac computer product lines as well Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod product lines.

“We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones,” said Grace Lei, general counsel, HTC Corporation. “This is the 3rd case before the ITC in which Apple is infringing our intellectual property.  Apple needs to stop its infringement of our patented inventions in its products.”

The patents at issue cover a range of functionality embodied in Apple’s Mac computer and mobile devices that are essential to user experience, including: 1) Wi-Fi capability that allows users to wirelessly network multiple devices at home, at work, or in public, and 2) processor communication technology that enables a seamless integration of a PDA and a cellular phone into a single device providing users with a true smartphone experience. The patents at issue are U.S. Patent Nos. 7,417,944, and 7,672,219 and 7,765,414.

The case is Certain Electronic Devices With Communication Capabilities, Components Thereof, and Related Software.

[Via BGR]
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