HTC responds to Apple's latest suit, says it is in full compliance with the ITC

HTC responds to Apple's latest suit, says it is in full compliance with the ITC
The AT&T version of the HTC One X is back in the States

The AT&T version of the HTC One X is back in the States

Just the other day, Apple made its third complaint with the ITC regarding HTC. Seems that there is something about this Taiwan based manufacturer that really irks the Cupertino based manufacturer. As usual, the problem has to do with intellectual property and the fact that Apple claims that 29 HTC devices are currently infringing on Apple's patents. The issue at the heart of this complaint is a patent revolving around data tapping. Apple is seeking an injunction to block the sale of those 29 devices in the States.

HTC is not taking this lying down and responded on Wednesday night by saying that the U.S. Customs office doesn't see a problem with its products as they are currently letting them into the country without a problem. You might recall that last month the ITC issued an exclusion order that blocked the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the AT&T HTC One X from entering the country because Apple claimed that the models infringed on its patents. What Apple didn't know was that HTC had already removed the offending software from both units prior to therm getting shipped into the U.S. and eventually both models were released.Earlier today, we told you that Apple is using the same data tapping patent along with one based on unified search for Siri in an attempt to get a preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy S III from entering the States.

source: Reuters

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27 Comments

1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I really wish Apple would stop all this BS and grow up. Suing the hell out of your competition isn't the way to win over customers. Making a better product than your competition is the way to go. Seriously Apple is just going after the best Android has to offer because the best they have to offer doesn't even come close.

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I sure hope HTC has some recourse in this. I know a fair amount of folk who wanted to upgrade to it, but are now waiting for the Galaxy S3. Lost sales, frustrated customers, and losing the small spot they had as the (arguably) nicest Android phone before the GS3.

2. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

IF Isaac Newton was alive, He would have definitely sued Apple for their Earlier Logo... These Lawsuits will one day come around by the Whole World Suing Apple Inc A$$ Back...

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

So I read up on the original, original source (Foss) and it seems that basically Apple is still whining that HTC is infringing on the SAME PATENT that Customs and the ITC already decided that they DIDN'T infringe on. I mean, can Apple really be this goddamn stupid? It's basically the equivalent of "these new phones infringe on my patents!" "Hmm, we've looked at them, and no they don't." "Yes they do, look again NOW, before they sell too many of them! Waaaah!"

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its always an amazing coincidence that apple targets the biggest sellers, regardless of how they look or act. You never hear them going after miui themed devices in china, which is a direct rip off of apple's look.

18. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

sorry that was supposed to be a thumbs up. Skyfire moved the object when it was rendering the page.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I gave him a thumbs up to make up for yours.

22. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Just like Samsung. I gave you thumbs down.

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh. There you are. Thanks for shutting up yesterday. I wasn't in the mood to deal with you.

4. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Apple executives are trolling...lol

5. philj21

Posts: 4; Member since: May 02, 2012

At this rate they are going to declare Apple a monopoly and divide it up

6. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Oh, I think they keep suing other firms in order not to make their fanboy disapointed.

7. GeekMovement unregistered

Not just Samsung, here's another example of apple trying to stop competition. Afraid of them overtaking their dinky iphone.

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

In a few years time, when apple has no more idea on innovating their products and when their "fanboys" already get tired and bored of them. Let's see what other manufacturers like: samsung, htc, nokia and motorola(when the time comes that they are leading in the competition and apple is already at the bottom like rim) will do to sue apple if they infringe of any of their patents(since they no longer have any ideas, they'll just copy)

11. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

In a few years when Apple has no new ideas or innovations? A few years from 2007. That train has already left the station.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its already happening. their lack of innovation and rotten moves are part of the reason most analysts think they will slide into 3rd place behind windows phone.

9. jopancy

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

Wowwww!!! First time I'll see lots of comments without a single red on any of the comments. Hmmmm... something is... not..

10. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Maybe all of the iSheeps finally realize that the company that they follow is corrupt as hell.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

after all the islaave deaths, factory explosions, horrid worker conditions, tiny paychecks, price fixing schemes for books and music, riping off customers and making them pay for a warantee that is legislated to have to come with the device, kicking competitive programs out of the market place, and obsurd amount of frivilous lawsuits that they have a huuuge track record of losing but do it to bully other companies into compliance.... i doubt this will be enough to sway them to how evil the corp really is.

12. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

If you are not stealing(infringing) intellectual property, why worry? This is NOT like stealing crack apps or downloading illegal music.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Here is why - Apple tries to get preliminary bans, before any infringement can be established. They want the phone held up before they get a judgement. Ask HTC how that turns out. The hold up on the One X and Evo LTE resulted in lots of cancellations, and by the time they got it cleared up (and were found to NOT be infringing), Samsung was releasing the Galaxy S3. HTC lost a ton of sales due to Apple's underhanded tactics, and they were already in trouble before. This is really going to hurt them.

16. Sackboy117

Posts: 178; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

O! I get it now, Apple is trying to block the Asians from entering the States. Hehe . . . .jk

27. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

hahahahahahahahaha whoa... hey... what!?

19. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Apple just throws out random crap to the high ends of android phones. Greedy bastards x_x. They know they can't take any other competitor out there so they try to make themselves look good, but it's not working :D

24. Singrei

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Iphone = iSUE lol They're just like a kid complaining all the time!.. And so those who like it will also start getting annoyed because of its childish acts soon!..

25. Singrei

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Iphone = iSUE lol They're just like a kid complaining all the time!.. And so those who like it will also start getting annoyed because of its childish acts soon!..

26. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I'm sure Apple didn't give a damn if data tapping was on HTC's phones or not. They wanted to hinder HTC One X and EVO sales the best way they new how. Think about that though. Apple used the U.S. Government to stop HTC from selling two of their best smartphones in America for a extended period of time just because, then felt like it. Thats scary.

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