Apple Lets Loose the Legal Beagles on HTC

Apple apparently has its legal panties in a bunch over four patents the Cupertino company is accusing HTC of violating. As outlined in court documents, the patents deal with software and technologies found in Apple's smarphones and other mobile devices, one of those being a patent for "slide to unlock" start-screen technology, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Two of the other patents Apple is accusing HTC of violating include one that deals with a new power-management scheme and another for a "system for real-time adaption to changes in display configuration."

This isn't the first time the two companies have squared off in a legal showdown. Back in March, Apple sued HTC for allegedly violating 10 of its patents, as well as filed a suit involving 10 patents with the U.S. International Trade Commission. Two months later, HTC fired back with a patent lawsuit of its own, accusing Apple of infringing on five of its patents and requesting that the trade court ban Apple from selling the iPhone, iPad, and iPod in the U.S. market.

While the dispute is between Apple and HTC, there are some who believe there's a larger motive behind Apple's actions, specifically that Jobs and company wants to drive Google's Android OS off a cliff, or at the very least out of the U.S.
Tags:  Apple, HTC, Lawsuit, patents
oblio211 4 years ago

I heard Apple is suing several farmers for growing a fruit called apple as it infringes on their name. Seriously, Apple is so sneaking yet they get away with this stuff all the time and the Fan Boys rejoice.

Super Dave 4 years ago

[quote user="Oblio211"]I heard Apple is suing several farmers for growing a fruit called apple as it infringes on their name.[/quote]


inspector 4 years ago

Well its a monopoly going on here. Smile Lets see in a few years if there is only one smart phone company -.-

AKwyn 4 years ago

I think HTC will prevail, barely. Apple is a ruthless company known for giving even simple websites cease and deceases and even sometimes a rare victory is won against them but I don't think HTC will infringe on Apple in any way. Mainly because the way they do it is different, though some concepts are Apple-Like, the way they design and implement it is different. It's not like multi-touch is an Apple innovation is it?

infinityzen 4 years ago

Nearly every one of the software patents Apple is suing HTC over is easy to prove prior art. Actually, Palm had most of them years before Apple (and did it better).

In unrelated news, my psu bit it and I'm stuck using my EVO for the web.

Der Meister 4 years ago

I think its funny when i hear people talk about how monopolistic MS was and they say how good Apple is... I think the Blinders are on many including many tech sites (cough, Gizmodo, Cough) they praise them as they are the savior of the people and can do nothing wrong... But never mind they sue any one that is a threat to them.... 

digitaldd 4 years ago

Maybe they'll get HTC's execs  to step into the rings in this video.



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