Apple calls out HTC's entire One series in its third ITC complaint

Apple calls out HTC's entire One series in its third ITC complaint
Just when things just started to turn around for HTC and its latest smartphones in the US, they are being hit with a third complaint from Apple regarding alleged patent infringements. As we’re all too familiar by now, HTC has been in the hot seat of late with its latest device, as Apple sought out to ban sales of specific smartphones in the US with a complaint to the International Trade Commission.

Well folks, the saga continues as Apple quietly rolled out a third complaint to the ITC on June 4th! At heart, this new filing is still calling out HTC’s violation of patents regarding “data tapping.” Very recently, HTC began selling the HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE after they mentioned that they modified the software so that it didn’t infringe upon Apple’s patents.

However, it appears as though Apple still believes that HTC is still infringing on the patents – despite HTC’s claims of not doing it anymore. Therefore, this third complaint to the ITC takes aim on a wider range of HTC devices (29 to be exact) – including the beloved One series. If the complaint is validated by the ITC, we could potentially see yet another lengthy ban of HTC devices being imported into the country.

No doubt, it’s going to hurt HTC if this latest complaint goes through, but in the end, it’s simply consumers who will be affected most. So what do you think about all of this? If anyone is seriously thinking about getting any of the One series smartphones, you’d better snag on the chance now.

source: FOSS patents via Phonescoop

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132 Comments

1. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Apple just needs to just start being innovative.....I will never buy there product, they are just anti competitive at this point. Since they have no innovation they try back door tactics. This will not increase sales because I will buy anything but apple.

42. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Actually...they buy innovative ideas and slap their name on it...latest example is Siri...Apple kind a sucks!

71. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Time to flood their web site and or face book sites with disapproving messages

90. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Jealous that Siri far outperforms anything done on Android voice activation?

95. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

LOL!!!!!!

100. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're defending a feature on the 4S that's worthless? How do you feel?

111. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

bet that you wont tell that to Nick Fury's face... now how do you feel?...

122. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You must not know me but I actually would. Anything else Gallito?

128. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Hah. Joke. Siri only recognizes voices with American accent. i am from Singapore... i can speak english fluently and my Siri doesn't seems to recognize my voice.. how can you say it outperforms whats in android devices?! at least any app from the play store that is like siri, recognizes my voice..... Siri is bad.. and ur so defensive........its unusable in most parts of the world... Any last words, Appleboy?

109. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 575; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Yes, but they make it popular. What can you do? Anything with an apple logo is popular. This is just how it is! Gotta accept it

88. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You mean HTC? They are the ones violating Apple's patents.

129. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

BOO HOOOO! HTC FTW! APPLE IS JUST BEING A SORE LOSER! SUEING HERE AND THERE, THINKING THEY CAN WIN ALL LAWSUITS... if this is how it works, THIS WORLD IS LAWLESSS!

98. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

It'll catch up to them, one day the courts will get tired of Apple crying wolf and will just ignore them.

110. miguel6632

Posts: 21; Member since: May 25, 2012

down grade th camera of the 4s and slow it down a bit what do u get a original iphone!! well at least you can change the background now lol

112. deeoh1084

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

i wonder who gave you a thumb down (there's only 1 thumb down LOL) but seriously why can't apple just leave everyone alone?? especially Samsung & HTC!!! they need to stop acting like a baby

117. durag1

Posts: 35; Member since: May 29, 2012

I definitely agree qwikstrike. Apple is actually behind I think because of dual core 800mhz processor while all other brands are alot faster. Galaxy is 1.5Ghz. 3.5" screen size on apple is to small for me. I just pre order samsung s3 (4.8") and had htc evo 4g but new evo 4g lte had no option for changing battery. Couldn't even take battery out. As for Apple, I think it is really stupid on they're part, or anybody elses, for not allowing customers to upgrade battery or memory card themselves. Would never ever buy a apple product for that reason. Had several friends that went with the fad of iphone and hated it for that reason. They change after 2yr. agreement and said they wouldn't go back ever. Apple sucks in my opinion. Aren't they made in china where you can find those top of the line hand tools? Nothing made here anymore. Can't wait for my Galaxy S3 to get here!!!!!

127. iphonehater

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

ill buy an apple product .just to break it

131. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Play golf with it, using the iPhone as the ball. i would call this the iGolf. I want to see an iPhone smash into little shards of metal and glass.

2. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Here we go again...Apple wasted time and money trying to prove HTC violated their patents, what makes them think it's going to work this time? Apple continues to prove they are nothing but technology bullies, complaining and suing all these other companies because people are wanting to buy competitor's devices and not theirs. It's getting ridiculous, and it's not making Apple look any better.

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

No question about it...I remember that the pocket pc phone as being the 1st touch phone...I bet they didn't patent anything that that phone did. Apple revolutionized the way the phone works and now can't go beyond that. They stuck with a 3.5" device that even now has fallen behind size wise. They were a leader by improving how the touch device worked, but touch was on the pocket pc 1st.

10. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Oh, and I checked the list of devices brought up for violation; it's pretty much EVERY phone HTC made within the last year. They are trying to eliminate HTC completely...what a greedy, powermongering joke of a company. They won't be happy until they decimate the competition and take everything for themselves. I regret ever buying or using any Apple products in my lifetime, and I encourage everyone else to do the same.

35. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Even with "data tapping" (or, without), I still don't understand how apple feels violated. HTC phones are capable of so much more than Apple iPhones; HTC phones are twice as big as Apple iPhones; Apple iPhones use only iTunes, while HTC phones use Beats® (not iBeats)with Real Surround Sound; some HTC phones also come with red headphones (or red/black), while all iPhones come with Martha Stewart White® headphones. And, then there's the huge software difference: Android and Sense are just so much more effective and efficient.

126. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well.. it is working for apple.. somehow htc has gone down fast in profitability-- and holdups like what apple does are extremely disastrous for htc… the one x is a superb so it is not the device

3. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

Apple is just a disgusting company, so is their isheep followers.. They are afraid that those gorgeous HTC One series will affect the iPhone's market share on their beloved country.. But don't worry HTC, Samsung Galaxy S III will put the entire Android fanbase & community on it's shoulder on US.. lol

4. Hlorri

Posts: 40; Member since: May 07, 2008

Apple has more disregard for other companies patents than anyone -- nearly everything releated to the lower level technical details of the air interface in the iPhone is "stolen" from Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola and others. At the same time they are obsessed about protecting the user facing elements (skin, navigation, etc) of their iPhones, e.g. the form factor etc. Clearly, they are stifling innovation overall, and hastening the day when the US patent system (and now also EU) is collapsing on its own weight. It will get worse before it gets better.

6. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Jesus Christ. Is this s**t fo' real?!?!?!

7. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Apple needs to give up. Everyone is tired of this sh*t.

33. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

This has gotten beyond ridiculous!!! It's to the point that if aliens from another world landed here with their own breed of super advanced hand held devices, Apple would sue them.

89. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I know. We're tired of Android OEMs stealing patented designs and not wanting to pay royalties for.

97. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Actually, you are tired of not being able to compete on an even playing field. But instead of being a better player you keep bitching and moaning to the referee, screaming: Not fair, not fair!!!

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