Wednesday, August 17, 2011

HTC alleges everything Apple creates conflicts with three of its patents

Tuesday evening, Taiwanese smartphone Creator and long-time Android supporter HTC declared them charged a patent infringement case versus Apple in the U.S. District Court of Delaware and likewise a complaint on the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

HTC says violation of three patents by Apple's Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod lines of products in the areas of Wi-Fi profiling, and PDA/Cellular functionality in a handheld device.
In the District court of Delaware, there are three extra cases involving HTC and Apple presently recorded: two suits filed last year, and one charged just one month ago.

The case in July was filed away by Apple versus HTC, and involved with four patents broadly speaking affiliated with "portable electronic devices, admitting but not bounded to mobile phone, smartphones, and tablet computing device, in collaboration with software package designed for use on, and designated to be loaded onto such devices."
But HTC's lawsuit this week backs off all the stops and alleges virtually everything Apple attains or implications ("PCs, mobile communications devices, wireless printers, streaming wireless capable television, wireless network equipment, portable digital music and video players, associated communications software, applications, and digital media and related services") conflicts on three of its patents of invention: #7,765,414; #7,672,219; and #7,417,944.

"We're taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones," aforesaid Grace Lei, general counsel, HTC Corporation. "These are the third lawsuit earlier the ITC in which Apple is encroaching our intellectual property. Apple needs to stop its violation of our patented designs in its products."


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