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HTC plans to face Apple lawsuits head-on

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HTC plans to face Apple lawsuits head-on
HTC isn't deterred by Samsung's loss to Apple at all, and believes that it has nothing to fear in its own disputes with Apple. Hearing a comment like this from HTC isn't really a surprise though, because it's not like Android manufacturers are going to start running around telling the press that the sky is falling. 

HTC plans to face Apple lawsuits head-on
HTC chairperson Cher Wang spoke on the topic at a recent press conference. She said that Samsung's loss doesn't mean the failure of the Android ecosystem as a whole (where have we heard that before?) And, she added that "HTC has great skills in innovation and has the confidence to face legal lawsuits with Apple." 

Wang didn't say so, but it probably also helps to have Google in your corner when going up against Apple. Still, if HTC keeps putting out quality handsets in the HTC One line, the company should feel good about its efforts. We'll have to see how that leaked HTC tablet does though. HTC doesn't have the best history with tablets, and it doesn't help that this one looks suspiciously like an iMac display. 

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:51 18

1. tedkord (Posts: 11923; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Good for them.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:00 1

66. MeoCao (unregistered)

SS lost the case and yet GS3 sales in US surged right after. So it looks like Apple can't win no matter what.

This is a good lesson to HTC.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:10

71. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)

but Apple is so rotten that they can win it at all and again very
SUSPICIOUSLY they will win 10 vs. 0 with
and monopolizing has started.....

hope Google will behave the same way and will ban iPhones and iPads because of
blatant copying by Apple:
goo [dot] gl/04pud

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 14:52 26

2. Aeires (unregistered)

And that's the best way to stand up to a bully.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:20 5

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13574; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

Defending your property isn't bullying.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:34 17

12. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)

Lol? Property? If apple could patent Black and White Phones they would..

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:35 9

13. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)

I'm not sure if stolen property can be called your property to beggin with... so yep, it's bullying

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:25

29. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Your are entitled to your opinion. However, the FACT is the a jury of 9 individuals have stated otherwise and stated it in no uncertain terms.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:24 6

43. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

They also stated that the Nexus S 4G infringes on bounceback overscrolling.
The FACT that they were the jury doesn't make them infallible.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:49 8

46. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

You seem to forgot or choose to over look the FACT that the jury actually made mistakes.... saying some Samsung product(s) infringed when in FACT they didnt.

Your Apple blindness is showing.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:22 1

48. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13574; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

They didn't make any mistakes. Explain to me why does Samsung's early Android phones feel so familiar to the iphone? That is why they are being sued by Apple.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:00 2

49. jroc74 (Posts: 6014; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Talking about actual facts sir. Some Samsung device(s) that the jury said didnt infringe got lumped in with the ones they said did.

That my friend is called a mistake. Remember how the orig damages got subtracted some? If you dont.....maybe you need to go back and re read the outcome when the verdict was announced.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:52 3

58. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

jury skipping over samsung's prior art was a big one and their excuse was "it was bogging them down"

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:04 2

60. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

Samsung F7000?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:50 3

57. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

yet cases overseas had different results with apple LOSING. south korea, iphone 4/4s and ipad banned. uk, apple forced to admit through newspapers, news channels, etc that samsung did not copy the ipad. only in the us can court cases like this happen.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 20:33

73. flamencoguy (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)

Biased jury from Silicon Valley

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 20:20 1

47. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13574; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

You know Google didn't create Android right?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 22:06 5

61. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

You know that Apple stole iOS UI right? *Sony's Icon Grid Menu

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:32 5

65. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

They didn't make android. That's a fact. BUt one thing I know is true, is that google improved android from scratch. They innovated it. And hey, did you know that most of the innovations of "apple" didn't came from them?

And as what you said above, it's not bullying if they're protecting their property. AHM! not exactly. What they're protecting here is their market share. They only sue companies that they see as a threat. Why would you not call that bullying if all they want is a monopolistic market? IF they really intend to protect their property(as what US patent office approved, the rectangular design with round corners), then they should have started suing chinese company like "meizu" and "goophone" for actually, copying the exact iPhone.

See what apple did there? They would only sue you if you're a threat.

And another thing here is that, I don't get their attitude because as what their great founder said "Good artists copy great artists steal". And now, they're so mad with companies trying to get some hints on their designs?

I'm not an android fanboy or even an apple's. I just don't see the logic on their moves. If their intention is clear as water, they would sue every company that exists with a rectangular slab with rounded corners designed phones.

They hate samsung because it's the number 1 maker of smartphones. Have you heard something like apple suing LG? No. Because again, it's not a threat.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:20 7

67. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

You know Apple didn't make Siri, right?

You know Apple stole the design for the iPhone 4, right?

You know Apple keeps trying to patent and sue for things that are only practical, and is trying to force everyone to make something like a purple hexagon, because apparently no one can make a black rectangle. Which is basically like telling everyone to get out of the mobile industry, because no one would buy it.

You know Apple is just suing everyone because they're scared of losing market share to a better product, right?

I can state some facts too, you know. A lot of people know Google didn't make Android. But Apple hardly makes anything. Google might not have made Android, but they have improved it incredibly. The same can't be said for iOS, as it has had the same basic UI for 6 years.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 20:44 1

74. flamencoguy (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Aug 2012)

You know Apple did not create the Mac OS right. It came from NeXT and NeXT came from BSD Unix.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NeXTSTEP

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:37 5

32. JC557 (Posts: 1541; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

You should get a look at TouchFlo, TouchFlo 3D and all of HTC's Windows Mobile handiwork (made those phones very usable). This was in development for a long time.

...Bouncy scroll is not original.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:23

28. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

I recommended to Samsung about 2 years ago -- apologize and make amends to Apple. Instead Samsung blows through hundreds of millions of legal bills, and their legal bill continues to grow no less, and then face the uncertainity over the $1 billion judgement. All in the process advertise to the world that Samsung willingly and knowingly stole IP as adjudicated in a court in the US. In response, people are dumping their Samsung devices in droves based on the used Samsung handset prices in the secondary or aftermarket. Obviously, not a smart move by Samsung to lose money and brand equity.

Now let's look at HTC that is getting crushed and being marginalized as a handset OEM. As you know, HTC is pulling out of markets due to poor market share as they products are not that compelling or competitive. As they make less money from less profitable devices while the competition is stepping up the R&D game and as HTC continues to sink more money into its legal sinkhole, I think the end game for HTC is easy to predict.

There's a reason why Apple chose legal action against HTC.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:44 1

36. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

dont get your last point about people dumping there samsung phones

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:47

39. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)

yeah they're trolls

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 18:55 1

40. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

as always the us in not the world...for now they have been found guilty of copying no surprise its what i expected all along from the us courts. also samsung have found not to be copying apple in other courts ie the uk...this case will not harm samsung the way you suggesting and theres always the appeal and honestly i believe they may actually win especially with some of the comments being made by the jurors after case and also samsung will be able to show the documents that were not allowed in this case as they were submitted too late..oh yeah i just walked outside and saw people ''dumping'' there samsung phone lol like average joe cares about these lawsuits..

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 19:40 5

44. Aeires (unregistered)

Your delusion just grows by leaps and bounds. From where in the world do you get the opinion people are dropping Samsung devices in droves? Seriously, 'fact checker', show us some data to back that stupidity up.

And now you're a consultant to Samsung, or did you just write one of your off base opinions on a tech site, hoping Samsung would read it and take it to heart.

Sounds like you need a serious break from the internet, after the nerd rage you posted earlier this week, followed by this delusion, your comments are headed in the wrong direction.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:01 3

3. wendygarett (unregistered)

Please... Everybody know that HTC is nothing but a Chinese company who love to pirate the product... You call that innovation? Get ready to be Sued!!!

(sarcasm) :D

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:07 10

4. SGSatlantis (Posts: 226; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

Taiwanese company.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 15:46 2

14. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Thumbed you down by mistake. So sorry about that. Is there a way how can I un-thumb you ?

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