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HTC drops appeal of ITC decision favoring Apple

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HTC drops appeal of ITC decision favoring Apple
According to a notice posted on the court's website on Wednesday, Taiwan based handset manufacturer HTC has decided to drop its appeal of a ruling made in Apple's favor. The ruling said that Apple did not infringe on an HTC patent relating to how mobile phones manage power supply. HTC filed to drop its appeal on May 31st and the permission to do so was granted on June 13th said the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington..

The HTC EVO 4G LTE was kept out of the U.S. for a period of time

The HTC EVO 4G LTE was kept out of the U.S. for a period of time

In a statement that reflects the multitude of patent related cases in the industry, HTC said, "We respect the ruling and have made the decision to focus on other pending cases at this time." HTC and Apple have other cases against each other that are pending, including an HTC appeal against a lower court's ruling that HTC infringed on an Apple patent. This ruling led to an exclusion order by the ITC that kept the HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE out of the U.S. for a brief period. HTC claimed that the units headed for the States had updated software installed that did not infringe on Apple's IP and the units eventually crossed the border.

In another case, we told you last week that an ITC Judge threw out 5 of 8 patent infringement claims that HTC had filed against Apple. The Taiwanese firm had been given those patents by Google specifically for HTC to use to charge Apple with patent infringement. The ITC Judge said that HTC was not the true owner of those 5 patents.
"We believe the judge’s decision is erroneous as a matter of law and will appeal the ruling to the Commission. We are confident in our ownership of the patents, and that Apple infringes our intellectual property. We look forward to presenting our case on the remaining patents to the judge at trial later this year."-HTC statement
source: Bloomberg

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posted on 14 Jun 2012, 07:18

1. snowgator (Posts: 3242; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Hasn't been a good 12 months or so for HTC.....

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 09:17 1

4. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


HTC is the next Blackberry. With Huawei and ZTE copying Samsung, there's not much left room for HTC.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 15:16 2

6. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


What a silly thing to say! Sh*t, at least HTC is driving in the correct lane with the flow of traffic. RIM has been doing circles in the parking lot for past few years.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 07:35 3

2. cdgoin (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


I know my first smartphone (HTC Universal in 2004) and most my others since then were HTC.. They made a great phone. Sad to see them flounder so.. they should drop Driod and make more WindowsPhones. WP is a gorilla when it comes to IP in the mobile industry. Apple wouldn't think of going against them, because they know half their iPhones are running on MS copyrights, and they would lose big..

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 07:49 3

3. mercorp (Posts: 972; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Samsung never gives up.
Really patheitic,htc.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 12:43 1

5. ngo2dd (Posts: 787; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Samsung is also a lot bigger then HTC.

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