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07-11-2011, 10:08 AM #1
Apple Asks ITC to Ban Imports of HTC Products
Another day, another patent suit. Rather than making daily headlines on account of innovation and enterprise, Apple seems to have become the veritable tabloid drama-queen of the patent infringement world. And, unfortunately for readers, it's not quite as juicy as other tabloid fodder.
Nonetheless, Apple is making another major legal powerplay, this time in hopes of shutting down imports of rival HTC's devices. According to a report this morning from Bloomberg, Apple has just filed a second patent-infringement complaint against HTC at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
If you haven't been keeping score, Apple has been all about using the ITC to combat makers of mobile devices that oppose its iOS platform. And chief among the rivals Apple is trying to knock down a peg is Google’s Android operating system.
A judge isn't scheduled to issue a decision on Apple's first filing against HTC until August 5th, so it isn't clear how long it will take for the ITC to get around to this matter. For Apple, however, a decision can't come soon enough, as the Cupertino-tech giant is clearly aiming to use the legal route to help combat the fact that Android is quickly becoming a dominant player in the mobile world.
07-11-2011, 10:38 AM #2
More crying to the ITC again ehh Apple. No one likes a cry baby.
07-11-2011, 10:52 AM #3
Get over it apple. Android is better than the iPhone (non jailbroken) so now you have to resort to this? The iPad still has the edge over the android tablet for now. Of course this is all my opinion so take it for what it's worth.
07-11-2011, 11:10 AM #4
So Apple infringes on patents and only has to pay a "small" fine when they do, but when a company infringes on Apple then Apple wants them permanently deported.
What about The recent judgment against Apple in the Nokia lawsuit where Apple was ordered to pay more than $600 million plus royalties on iPhone sales.....when is Apple going to be banned from U.S. sales for THAT?
07-11-2011, 11:33 AM #5
So this is what happens when the competition is better than you. an endless array of frivolous lawsuits!!!!
I swear I will NOT buy another iPhone when the contracts end on our iPhone 4's. In fact, Ive already decided on which Android phone to buy this summer.
Im so glad I never bought an ipad., I waited patiently for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Im very happy with it.
07-11-2011, 12:03 PM #6
I'm also thinking of jumping ship to the Galaxy S II. Just gonna wait to see if the iPhone 5 with iOS5 is anything to be bothered with.
07-11-2011, 12:05 PM #7
When iOS 5 is released let's see if Google &Microsoft does the same to Apple. Apple has never been able to handle competition. Thats the only reason they fight jail breaking. Devs in Cydia are making money & Apple is loosing out on the 30% cut.
07-11-2011, 12:47 PM #8
It's funny how ModMyi calls every company, except Apple, "Patent Trolls" for suing over patent infringement. If any company is Trolling it is definitely Apple!
Because of all these bogus lawsuits Apple is filing it is making me believe more and more that the next iPhone is NOT going to be that big of a change from the current iPhone 4. Apple knows the iPhone 5 is going to be a huge disappointment compared to the competition, so they are doing the only thing left they can do, sue everyone else and try to silence the competition. It's desperate and pathetic, but that's Apple.
If the iPhone 5 was going to be an amazing product there is no way Apple would be wasting all this time and money to try and silence the competition. The iPhone 5 would do it all by itself.
07-11-2011, 12:57 PM #9
07-11-2011, 01:57 PM #10
God I hate apple. They start losing market share to a superior platform so instead of improving upon their products, they resort to lawsuits. Pathetic.
In case you were wondering, I have an iPhone 3gs. Soon as the GS2 is out in the US im switching for good though.
07-11-2011, 01:58 PM #11
Here's one thing that makes my HTC incredible S significantly better over iphone4... I can access flash pages on my device... Take that apple....
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07-11-2011, 03:33 PM #13
In typical one-sided fanboy fashion.....here's what this article DIDN'T tell you. HTC has filed it's own counter-suit against Apple asking for a ban on APPLE handsets in the U.S.
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07-11-2011, 05:13 PM #17
I was never going to buy an iPad. Then I bought a Galaxy Tab to compliment my iPhone. Once I saw what even FROYO could do, I went out the next week and bought two Galaxy S 4Gs. Everything (except emojis) that I was forced to jailbrake my iPhones for I was able to do out of the box with Android. I am really happy with my "antiPhone"... I'd list all the differences that I've found so far between the two platforms but I'm sure it would just ignite a firestorm on both sides. Instead I'll just say what's been said before: Find something you like and be happy with it. In the past I was happy enough with St. eve's iPhone but now I have something that works even better for me.
07-11-2011, 05:24 PM #18
I Have the HTC EVO and I love my phone I cant do anything I want I have acces to all flash stuff and I can link my bookmarks from firefox and firefox mobile that's cool and my old phone was a HTC Hero so I think HTC is much better the Apple
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