Apple Hits HTC with Another Patent Lawsuit

Apple filed a second patent-related lawsuit against smartphone maker HTC on Monday. This new suit alleges that HTC is infringing on patents related to the iPhone’s display technology, according to AllThingsD.

The patents in the new lawsuit describe a system for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration, which sounds a lot like what happens when an iPhone rotates from portrait to landscape viewing.

Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC in March that claims it is violating 20 different patents with the smartphones it makes. Along with that lawsuit, Apple filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission.

There has been speculation that Apple’s lawsuits are targeted more at the multi-touch and related technologies found in Google’s Android OS, which is the platform HTC uses for some of its smartphones.

HTC CEO Peter Chou claims his company has done nothing wrong, and isn’t infringing on Apple’s patents. “HTC disagrees with Apple’s actions and will fully defend itself,” he said.