Apple Files Another Lawsuit Against HTC

Apple and Samsung are currently embroiled in a lengthy lawsuit over the iPhone and several popular Android handsets and both manufacturers claim their other is infringing on their IP and are asking the courts to block/ban the import of the offending hardware. Apple took aim at smaller rival HTC with filling a claim with the International Trade Commission (ITC) to ban the sales of the competing smartphones and tablets, this is the second complaint against HTC with the ITC…………….


Apple files second ITC patent infringement complaint against HTC and said that HTC was infringing on groundbreaking that Apple developed for its iPod, iPhone and iPad products. The complaint, filed on July 8, asks the commission to conduct an investigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, regarding certain portable electronic devices and related software, according to a notice on the ITC website. Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 prohibits unfair import competition, which may threaten a U.S. industry, preventing its establishment or trade in the U.S. It also prevents the importation of things that infringe on U.S. patents and trademarks. The U.S. International Trade Commission can issue cease and desist or exclusion orders to those found in violation. The move comes more than a year after Apple filed suit against HTC, alleging 20 instances of patent infringement, all dealing with various elements of the iPhone. “We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it,” Steve Jobs said at the time. “We’ve decided to do something about it. We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.”


The move marks Apple‘s second ITC complaint against HTC; the first also included Nokia. ITC staff recommended that the commission side with HTC and Nokia in that case, but the recommendation isn’t binding, and the judge will issue his decision on August 5. This suit marks the latest in Apple’s battle to fend off competitors with legal tactics. In below you will find the smartphones and tablet device by HTC, which are sued :

  • Smartphones
    • HTC Droid Incredible
    • HTC Droid Incredible 2
    • HTC Wildfire
    • HTC T-Mobile mytouch 3G
    • HTC T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide
    • HTC T-Mobile G1
    • HTC T-Mobile G2
    • HTC Evo 4G
    • HTC Aria
    • HTC Desire
    • HtC Hero
    • HTC Merge
    • HTC Inspire 4G
    • HTC Evo 4G
    • HTC Thunderbolt
    • HTC Thunderbolt 4G
  • Tablet computer
    • HTC Flyer



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