Apple are suing HTC, you knew that already, but just in the last hour we’re learning that HTC is to counter sue Apple. They want to stop the import of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the USA.
HTC say that Apple have infringed five of their patents, but currently we don’t quite know what they are. The official HTC release we’ve received doesn’t go into too much detail, but you can read the official statement below. HTC have been making lots of noise recently about their heritage and their innovation.
Update – Some more chunks of info are coming through via gizmodo. It looks like the five patents relate to predictive dialing, power management and some other bits. Hey, why can’t all these mobile companies put aside their differences and just work things out for the greater good eh ? ;)
Link – htc.com
HTC SUES APPLE FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT
Complaint outlines five HTC patents infringed by Apple products
Seattle – May 12, 2010 – HTC Corporation today took legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint
with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the importation and sale of the
iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.
“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,” said Jason Mackenzie, vice
president of North America, HTC Corporation. “We are taking this action against Apple to protect our
intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones.”
HTC’s commitment to innovation has continued for more than a decade as it has focused on building a
portfolio of the world’s most advanced smartphones that are inspired by consumers and provide them
with a variety of choices in software, design, form-factor, price and wireless carrier. Today, consumers
in the United States can choose between 12 HTC smartphones with the national wireless carriers. HTC
has continuously strived to bring innovative smartphone choices to consumers, like the recently
unveiled HTC EVO 4G with Sprint, DROID Incredible by HTC with Verizon Wireless and the HTC HD2 with
T-Mobile. For more information on HTC’s long-standing commitment to consumers innovation and
choice go to: www.htc.com/quietlybrilliant
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting
people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the
lives and needs of individuals. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.