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Not Guilty: HTC, ZTE and Huawei did not infringe on camera patent says ITC

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Not Guilty: HTC, ZTE and Huawei did not infringe on camera patent says ITC
Patent infringement cases heard in front of the ITC are often times very worrisome for the defendants. That is because the agency has the power to issue exclusion orders, with the president's signature of course, that could ban sales of an infringing product in the U.S. On Friday, a trio of smartphone manufacturers were able to exhale following a ruling from the ITC that HTC, ZTE and Huawei did not infringe on a camera patent owned by FlashPoint Technology. The latter is a spin-off from Apple.

Last September, an administrative law judge made a preliminary finding that the HTC Vivid and the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE both infringed on one patent belonging to FlashPoint, while ZTE and Huawei were cleared. The ITC reviewed the prior ruling, and in a final decision the commission found that none of the companies had infringed on any FlashPoint patent.

Back in December 2011, HTC was also cleared by the ITC in another case involving alleged patent infringement of camera related patents. In that particular case, HTC's fellow defendants included RIM, LG and Nokia.

source: Reuters

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posted on 15 Mar 2014, 00:51 5

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5956; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Good news for the non-infringers. Not so good news for Apples proxy.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 01:50 3

2. Ashoaib (Posts: 2438; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Give this patent to apple and then see, all companies will be found infringing...

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 20:26

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6743; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And who the hell is FLASH POINT? and these law suits are pointless yet again.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 09:44

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5956; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Apple's patent troll.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 02:15

3. techperson211 (Posts: 711; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


If you look at it all of these companies are from china. Maybe it's a marketing strategy for Apple to gain market share from china. Hmmm.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 10:46 2

7. true1984 (Posts: 593; Member since: 23 May 2012)


htc is from taiwan

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 03:45 3

4. Sniggly (Posts: 7183; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, there's some small justice after all.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 07:28 2

5. networkdood (Posts: 6328; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Frack the Apple...

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 08:52 3

6. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


The iTc has spoken, "sÛck it Apple!!"
And, go play with your Ultra Vegina and that amazing 389PPi!

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 17:04 2

8. ecuafer (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Soon Apple will be claiming that only they can sell smartphones to humans. BTW Apple is becoming a nice Law Office.

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