HTC sued by Apple over patents

HTC sued by Apple over patents
Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC today, claiming that the Taiwanese based manufacturer infringed on more than 20 Apple patents. The patents relate to the iPhone's UI, hardware and architecture. Besides filing the suit in U.S. District Court in Delaware, the Cupertino based firm also filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission. Apple CEO Steve Jobs explained why Apple is going forward with the legal action when he said, "We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, orwe can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it, we think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.” Interestingly, BGR recently spoke with HTC officials about why they started including multitouch support in some of its newer handsets like the Hero. The response was that HTC's legal team felt confident about using it, especially in light of other competitors like Palm using it. HTC is learning today that you can't fool with Mother Nature.

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source: BGR

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