HTC has launched a new lawsuit against Apple in the UK on July 29th, according to a report from Bloomberg. No details about the suit have surfaced as of yet, but the move comes in the midst of an ongoing, back and forth patent battle royal between the two firms, and the new suit is likely (though not necessarily) part of that dispute.
July was a busy month in that fight, as it included
- The news that the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that Apple was infringing on two patents owned by S3 Graphics
- The news that HTC then bought S3 and its patents
- The news that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office had ruled those patents unpatentable before the HTC purchase
- The news that it was Mac OS X that violated said unpatentable patents, not iOS, and that Macs that shipped with an Nvidia graphics processor were covered through an implied license.
- The bigger news that HTC’s Android devices violate two of Apple’s patents (patents that have thus far held up)
- The news that HTC CEO Peter Chou wasn’t worried about the patent battle with Apple, though his company is also “ready to negotiate” with Apple
- And now the news that HTC is launching a new suit in the UK
The case was filed with the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division (London). We will no doubt have additional coverage of this development as details emerge.