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HTC loses patent battle to Apple

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Nov 2011 17:36 User comments (3)

HTC loses patent battle to Apple The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled today that Apple's iOS products do not infringe on patents held by S3 Graphics, the company recently purchased by HTC.
Because an ITC judge ruled initially last month that the products were not infringing, this decision is final and the ITC has closed their investigation into the matter barring any appeals.

The patents were related to functions like power management, phone dialing and texture compression.

HTC purchased S3 for $300 million, and many believed they did so to gain access to the patents.

Apple and HTC have been battling with dueling ITC complaints since last year, with both companies looking to have the other's products banned from import and sale.

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3 user comments

123.11.2011 0:10
llongtheD
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HTC hasn't learned the golden rule of the American political process, spend more money on "lobbying."


If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

21.12.2011 19:15

Exactly llongtheD, that was my first thought too. It must be a strange coincidence that foreign companies usually lose to American companies in American courts.

321.12.2011 0:11

Originally posted by eLeCTR0n:
Exactly llongtheD, that was my first thought too. It must be a strange coincidence that foreign companies usually lose to American companies in American courts.

If foreign companies pay the bribes...or "campaign contributions"...then they have the same chances as US companies...even better chances if the US companies don't pay their bribes.

Originally posted by QTTg:
Apple is much better than HTC .

Sure...and toxic waste is much better than distilled water.



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