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ITC Staff Backs HTC, Nokia in Apple Patent Case

ITC Staff Backs HTC, Nokia in Apple Patent Case

The U.S. International Trade Commission recommended that HTC and Nokia should not be found liable of patent infringement vs Apple Inc. Today marked the start of an ITC trial in Washington where Apple is attempting to ban imports of HTC's mobile phones into the US. They are also moving to block imports of some Nokia devices. This recommendation is not binding, but it does mark the bureaucratic position of the US government, ostensibly the will of the people, in this matter.

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Apple’s 42 Patent Litigation Actions Against Motorola and HTC, and Vice Versa

Apple’s 42 Patent Litigation Actions Against Motorola and HTC, and Vice Versa

Holy crap look at all of that legal battle logistic mapping. This is a simplified view of the battles Apple has currently waged against Android phone manufacturers Motorola and HTC. Seems simple, doesn't it? This is a collection of cases that, with any luck, will be completed in oh, a decade? Can you imagine the intricacies involved here? The chart above and the study involved is done by none other than Florian Meuller of FOSS Patents. This man has created a 25 page PDF document to simplify the madness that's occurring, updated with the graphic you see below today.

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Apple sue HTC again over further patent infringement

Apple sue HTC again over further patent infringement

It seems Apple hasn't had enough of litigation in recent months, and have filed another suit against HTC this week.  The new case, made in the same Delaware court as their March 2010 suit, alleges that HTC impinges on two additional patents on top of the twenty initially mentioned.  These are 6,282,646 and 7,380,116, both titled "System for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration" but granted in 2001 and 2008 respectively.

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ITC Moves Forward in Investigating HTC’s Patent Claims Against Apple

ITC Moves Forward in Investigating HTC’s Patent Claims Against Apple

In the tough world that is the mobile industry, suing companies is something that many might consider normal. It happens often enough. While Apple may have started this particular battle, HTC definitely didn't want to take it lying down. They, of course, went ahead and sued Apple right back, citing patent infringements of their own. And now, we're one step closer to getting it all figured out (probably).

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ITC to investigate Apple’s claims of HTC patent theft

ITC to investigate Apple’s claims of HTC patent theft

Apple's legal case against HTC - in which they allege the smartphone manufacturer impinged on their intellectual property with various Android and Windows Mobile based handsets - has been green-lighted by the US International Trade Commission (ITC).  The decision means that, within the next 45 days, the ITC must announce a date by which it expects to have come to a conclusion over whether HTC did, in fact, infringe Apple patents; if it finds in Apple's favor, HTC could be forced to block functionality in their devices or even barred from importing them into the US altogether.

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Microsoft welcome HTC/Apple patent battle

Microsoft welcome HTC/Apple patent battle

With several Windows Mobile devices named in Apple's patent suit against HTC, you'd be forgiven for expecting Microsoft to have a few words of quiet support for their hardware partners.  However it seems Microsoft are quite looking forward to a general battle; speaking at an IP convention last week, Brad Smith, the company's general counsel and senior vice president told amassed lawyers that "the fact that there's litigation in this area is not necessarily a bad thing."

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Apple could force HTC to remotely cripple smartphones warns patent expert

Apple could force HTC to remotely cripple smartphones warns patent expert

So, Apple and HTC are fighting - and Google are being drawn into the fray - but what does that mean to device users now?  While it would be easy to write-off Apple's patent tantrum as a non-issue to those people toting a Nexus One or HTC Hero, or considering picking up an HTC Legend next month, according to one IP expert the repercussions could have surprising impact not only on future handsets but on existing smartphones.

Harvard Law School professor Jonathan Zittrain reckons the HTC/Apple case could have parallels with the TiVo/EchoStar lawsuit that kicked off all the way back in 2004.  There, after a protracted battle, EchoStar were forced to update their existing DVRs with software that removed the contentious functionality.  In fact, Zittrain says that "if the court were to side with Apple and issue an injunction that insists HTC kill the phone, or at least some of its functionality, they easily could."

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Apple’s target really Google in HTC patent punch-up?

Apple’s target really Google in HTC patent punch-up?

While Apple may be ostensibly going after HTC with this latest round of legal wrangling, it's starting to look like the Cupertino company is actually looking to take on Google.  HTC's devices - spanning Android and Windows Mobile - have been name-checked across the board, but Apple's case saves some serious bile for their Android implementation.  Meanwhile, examination of the specific patents in question raise questions about whether Apple's target really is the device manufacturer, or in fact the underlying platform on which so many of their recent smartphones have been based.

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HTC respond on Apple patent suit: are “committed to defending” their own innovations

HTC respond on Apple patent suit: are “committed to defending” their own innovations

HTC have just given us a statement regarding the lawsuit Apple filed this morning, and as you might expect they're admitting nothing.  In fact, HTC say that they only heard about the lawsuit this morning "via media reports" and are yet to investigate the actual paperwork; still, they also state that they are "committed to defending [their] own technology innovations."

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Apple sue HTC over iPhone patent infringement [Updated with full patent list]

Apple sue HTC over iPhone patent infringement [Updated with full patent list]

Sad faces over at HTC today, we'd wager, as Apple unleashes their latest patent-related lawsuit on the makers of the Hero, Desire and Legend.  Filed in the US District Court in Delaware together with the US ITC, the suit alleges that HTC have infringed on twenty Apple patents that are all related to the iPhone, whether it's UI, architecture or hardware.  It's also accompanied by the usual "create your own tech, don't steal ours" quote from CEO Steve Jobs.

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