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For HTC officials, this weekend may not be as relaxing as it otherwise would have been had the International Trade Commission not ruled in favor of Apple today. Earlier this...
07-15-2011, 06:41 PM #1
ITC Rules in Favor of Apple in HTC Patent Case
For HTC officials, this weekend may not be as relaxing as it otherwise would have been had the International Trade Commission not ruled in favor of Apple today. Earlier this afternoon, the ITC determined (in its initial ruling) that HTC is, in fact, violating two of Apple's patents.
In March of 2010, Apple filed a complaint asserting that HTC was in violation of ten of its patents. Today, an ITC administrative law judge decided that Apple was right, but only with regard to two of the patents in question. Still, this victory for Apple is one major step toward the outcome that would see HTC products banned from entering the US.
Naturally, the folks at HTC aren't thrilled. And they vow to fight. "HTC will vigorously fight these two remaining patents through an appeal before the ITC commissioners who make the final decision," Grace Lei, general counsel for HTC, said after the ruling was announced earlier today. "This is only one step of many in these legal proceedings."
Earlier this week, Apple filed another complaint with the ITC alleging that HTC's patent violations didn't end with the first ten alleged violations. Apple maintains that an additional five patents are now being infringed upon by HTC. It isn't yet clear how long it will take for the ITC to sort through and resolve the full body of complaints issued by Apple.
07-15-2011, 07:41 PM #2
All your technology are belong to Apple?
07-15-2011, 08:10 PM #3
Two patent violations....hardly enough to justify banning from US sales. Especially considering Apple has a nag for patent infringement as well. Maybe they should ban themselves.
I'm sure tomorrow Apple will make up another 15 patents that HTC is violating since they couldn't get all 10 in this round.
Originally Posted by CNET Article
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07-15-2011, 08:31 PM #4
U.S. Patent No. 5,946,647 on a "system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data"U.S. Patent No. 6,343,263 on a "real-time signal processing system for serially transmitted data" Seriously.... who the hell decided to grant these stupid patents?
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07-15-2011, 10:22 PM #8
I would love nothing more then to see this backfire in Apple's face. Let's be honest, the patent system is broken and much of today's cell tech came from Nokia. One of those patents applies to pretty much any electronic device ever made. Absolutely ridiculous.
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i sold my 2 apple iphone last week on ebay got 986$ for two i went to buy htc evo 3d ..
and i loved 2 core is better than one .. all the free **** all the freedom . i hope htc win so they can sue them back
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07-16-2011, 09:56 AM #13
Does anyone else hate everything RICO posts on this site. On a more related note though, good i would love to see htc go down since they make half *** products
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07-16-2011, 10:57 AM #15
apple is taking over the world how you like those apples!!!!
07-16-2011, 12:14 PM #16
"But RICO....this is a forum for Apple fanatics."
No it's not....this is a forum for people who own Apple products or have aspirations of owning Apple products and want to hear the latest news on them. Good OR bad. There are just as many people who dislike Apple who are members of this site as there are people who adore Apple.
You may not like me because i call it like I see it, but you know damn well that what I said in my first post is true. Steve Jobs and Apple are no better than the companies they are trying to run out with their lawsuits and alleged patent infringements.
You want to talk about half-a** products. Fine let's do that. Let's talk about a phone that was built with a hardware defect that Steve KNEW about and still allowed the design and production to continue.....all based out of a supposed $100 million signal testing facility. Let's talk about iOS 4 with it's false signal strength readings, laggy performance, and the fact that it basically gave 3G iPhones a heart attack when it was installed. And let's talk about Steve's unwillingness to acknowledge his signal problem and essentially blaming the customer before the backlash got so severe that he was basically forced to band-aid the fix with free bumpers and selected cases.
Do other companies have problems with their phones......of course, but Apple takes great pride in flaunting their successes and "innovative" products much more than anyone else....and if you're gonna draw that kind of attention to yourself then you should probably make sure that your product actually IS leaps and bounds better than anyone else.....which is just not the case.
If HTC were making "half-a** products" I don't think Apple would be paying them this much attention and be trying to get them freakin BANNED from the U.S. That's how you know one company is scared of another and feels like they are losing or are about to lose ground against them.
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