HTC to sue Apple for Patent Infringement

HTC to sue Apple for Patent InfringementIt’s fair to say that we’re slightly losing track of who is suing who now. Today HTC are to take action against Apple, claiming that the iPhone, iPad and iPod all infringe HTC patents. At first glance the patents seem a little generic and are used in many products..

1) Wi-Fi capability that allows users to wirelessly network multiple devices at home, at work, or in public
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.


Grace Lei, General Counsel for HTC, has stated that..

We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones. 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.

What happened to “letting the products do the talking” ? Can’t all the top phone CEO’s just have a beer and sort this all out ? Well, it doesn’t seem that way, and the lawsuits look set to continue for quite some time yet.

Link – HTC.com

HTC Sues Apple For Patent Infringement

Complaint outlines three HTC patents infringed by Apple products

Seattle – August 16, 2011 – 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.

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  • Tonymarsh200

    well done HTC.  APPLE IS CRAP ANYWAY!!