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HTC countersues Apple over patent infringement

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 May 2010 17:01 User comments (10)

HTC countersues Apple over patent infringement In early March, Apple sued rival smartphone maker HTC over violation of patents related to the iPhone, accusing HTC of infringing on up to 20 patents relating to the popular smartphone's hardware and user interface.
Today, HTC has counter-sued, claiming that Apple is infringing on five of their own patents.

The device maker is asking the International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt all sales and import of the Apple iPhone 3G/S, iPad and iPod Touch.

Says HTC in a press statement: "As the innovator of the original Windows Mobile PocketPC Phone Edition in 2002 and the first Android smartphone in 2008, HTC believes the industry should be driven by healthy competition and innovation that offer consumers the best, most accessible mobile experiences possible. We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones."

From their end, Apple is looking for monetary damages and an injunction that would block HTC from selling most of their smartphones in the U.S.

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10 user comments

112.5.2010 17:18


212.5.2010 20:39

Good for HTC. Apple pulls some cheap shit to strangle their competition. They deserve this so bad.

312.5.2010 23:47

Corporate Poetry...

I sue you, you sue me,
we are both oversized companies,
with a hundred billion here,
and a dozen infrenments there,
let just hope we can screw the customer.

413.5.2010 8:11

The Rhyme sucks, but this ^^
Pretty much sums up technology corporations these days.

513.5.2010 13:58

Originally posted by Joshewah:
Good for HTC. Apple pulls some cheap shit to strangle their competition. They deserve this so bad.
Here, Here!

And did Apple steal the the other 15 patients from who? My guess is who ever has the most money here wins their suit, so is that HTC?

It would be nice, I must say, to see Apple eat this one but just like MicroSquish they probably will prevail. Also my guess is that a lot of these patient infringements are frivolous. It's beyond reasonable what can be patient these days.

613.5.2010 15:31



713.5.2010 21:39

Originally posted by kfir1:

Ditto that. Never liked HTC phones at first, but in the past 2 years they've been making a lot of nice phones (Legend, Desire, HD2, EVO 4G, & Incredible), as supposed to apple; where it's the same old overpriced crap every year.

814.5.2010 1:19

HTC have been around a lot longer than 2002 and bought out another Asian company that originally made WM smart phones back in the 90's.

I think HTC will have this sown up as they are probably already have the core patents which Apple probably aren't paying for and haven't done so therefore invalidate them from making any sort of smart phone.

1 day Apple is going to sue some company and they'll lose big time I'm guessing it'll be HTC that will destroy their current iphone biz and probably ipod biz as well as these may come under the smart phone patents as well.

914.5.2010 8:43

Originally posted by kfir1:

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 May 2010 @ 8:45

1014.5.2010 9:41

APPLE is like the "totalitarian Big Brother" of the cyberworld. They sell you gadgets and then they want to control what you run in it and what you use it for.

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