HTC says it will defend itself in response to Apple filing

HTC says it will defend itself in response to Apple filing
It's really no surprise that Taiwanese based manufacturer HTC said it would "fully defend itself" against Apple's lawsuit that charged the former firm from infringing on 20 Apple patents. To paraphrase, HTC said in a statement that while it strongly believes in protection of intellectual property, Apple is mistaken in this case. No word yet on whether or not HTC will be looking to countersue based on its own patent portfolio, but that is an option that HTC and its lawyers will probably consider.And when it came to answering questions about any involvement in the suit by Google, HTC took the fifth.

In a press release, HTC listed a number of the achievements it has produced over the years, rising from a contract manufacturer to become one of the top smartphone producers in the world. And while this doesn't show the guilt or innocence of the company, it does reveal what is at stake for the Taiwanese firm. Next week, HTC's 4G enabled Supersonic is expected to be introduced with superstar specs that are already producing drool for most cellphone fanatics. And right on the heels of that, T-Mobile will begin the U.S.launch of the highly desired HTC HD2. The action is just warming up in what will most likely be an epic multi-year battle between HTC and Apple. The only winner that we can predict now will be the attorneys and whichever deli they order from.

source: HTC via Engadget

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14 Comments

1. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

good, eff apple

2. jedi2000

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I agree Apple deserves to loose and loose big, and then maybe they will wake up!

5. Hotzb22

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

+1

6. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Im on TEAM HTC

3. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

HTC is going to defend itself? Gee, what a shocker, I thought it was going to throw up its hands and cease doing business.

7. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Agreed... Google may back them behind the scenes.

4. jedi2000

Posts: 31; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I hope this is the turning point for Apple and they loose the suit. Weather or not HTC returns suit and sues them back that's another story. I personally want to see Apple loose because they've become to high and mighty charging nearly double for their laptops as other windows machines. Not to mention their Iphone and the lack of compromise risking making a different phone for other carriers , like Verizon and T-mobile and the risk of being sued by ATT, waaah! They took bigger risks when they were starting off and breaking away from msdos. We all want Apple to make another break through but they're just to lazy lately.

8. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

No need to retype what you just did. Agreed 100%.

14. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

But it's made from a solid slab of aircraft aluminum!

9. Mica44

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

Team HTC all the way.... the HD2 kills the iphone in every aspect!

10. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Except the OS. Winmo just can't match it iPhone os unless you're a hacker or use your handset STRICTLY for business use. And even then for business, except for small compatibilty issues with exchange servers iPhone os is more versitile. But because I'm not a hater or blind fanboy I will admit the HD2 outspecs it by far in some areas. We'll see. The nexus one outspecs the iPhone too but the touchscreen is inferior. Those small things make a world of difference. But to give the hd2more credit where it's due, I believe it will be the first winmo phone with a touchscreen to have a comfortable User experience. Most touchscreens are too small for winmo. The OS just wasn't. Built for touchscreens. But the HD2's screensize will compensate for that. I'm actually happy to see this handset come to the states. Too bad it's exclusive to tmo.

11. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Except the OS? Windows Mobile 6.5 and lower will always have better functionality than the iPhone OS. Have you seen how Windows Mobile 7 is going to look? A copycat of the iPhone which is a huge step backwards. Fail

12. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

I hope Steve Jobs gets this lawsuit shoved right up his stupid buddhist ass.

13. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

I hope Nokia wins their lawsuit against apple and they end up paying Nokia about a billion and apple will hopefully lose theirs against HTC.l would like HTC to counter sue and win and apple end up paying them a cool billion and yeah that would make my year because I hate that arrogant Steve jobs that Guy is such a jackass and everybody who owns an iPhone, jailbreak and unlock that thing because he hates that shit, he wants to control everything you do with it like what carrier it's on what Apps you put on there its a joke f you Steve jobs

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