HTC Hits Apple with New Patent Lawsuit

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HTC has filed a new patent infringement lawsuit against Apple on Tuesday alleging the company’s Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod lines infringe on patents it owns.

The patents in question were granted to HTC in 2008 and 2010, according to Reuters.

HTC sues Apple. AgainHTC hits Apple with another patent lawsuit

Apple recently won an ITC claim against HTC that says the smartphone maker is infringing on two iPhone-related patents. HTC’s CEO, Peter Chou, called the ruling a “distraction.”

HTC filed its case in U.S. District Court in Deleware. The company is seeking compensation, triple damages for willful infringement, and other remedies.

Neither company has commented on the case.

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Comments

cb50dc

With those differently-colored ovals that indicate News, Rumors, etc., how about creating one dedicated to “Lawsuits”?

Dorje Sylas

I gotta teach the kids a new playground chant to replace their “fight fight fight fight”

I’ll have them try

“Sue, Sue, Sue”

How do you know something in the tech world has gone to far? When NPR does a story or a series on it…. Which is happening, so ergo it’s gone to far.

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

Over on Engadget, they have the HTC press release which brings a smile to my face:

“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 PR goes on to itemize the alleged Apple infringement:

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.

This is more recent and relevant stuff than the Newton-era patents which the ALJ found that HTC infringed.

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