HTC drops appeal of ITC decision favoring Apple
We respect the ruling and have made the decision to focuson 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. source: Bloomberg