HTC sues Apple using nine patents received from Google

HTC sues Apple using nine patents received from Google
Bloomberg is reporting that Taiwan based HTC is fighting back against Apple with a new lawsuit filed in Delaware, claiming that Apple infringed on nine patents that HTC recently acquired from Google. According to information from the USPTO, these patents originated at Motorola, Palm and Openwave Systems and were owned by Google who transferred them to HTC on September 1st.

The suit alleges that Apple infringed on four of the patents that originally belonged to Motorola. Three other patents that HTC claims that Apple illegally used came from Openwave with the remaining two starting life at Palm. Apple has filed patent infringement suits against a number of Android handset makers including Samsung, HTC and Motorola. The ball is back in Apple's, ahem, court.

source: Bloomberg via Engadget

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67 Comments

1. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Awesomeness. I must be dreaming - quick, somebody pinch me.

3. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Yeeee Buddy! Good job google helping out YOUR manufacturers using the Motorola purhase

28. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Everyone acts like apple is the most hated now, but honestly, i asked my family (all iphone users) did you know that apple is suing samsung/htc/ ect, and they just asked me what htc was, and they didnt know what was going on. I dont really care about htc/pantech/lg. i only care about Samsung and Apple, no matter what, they are the best in my eyes!

29. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

ignorance pride ftw!

30. busa03 unregistered

It shows you never have owned an htc.

35. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Haha well good for your stupid family :)

43. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah, but you know what? If ever I describe the facts of the case to people, they generally agree that Apple is being a group of douches over the lawsuits. I mean, apart from their forced payment to Nokia, when have you ever heard of them paying royalties to anyone for any patents other companies hold?

52. ilia1986 unregistered

christianqwerty if you family lives - or had lived in Europe - and supposedly wanted to buy a Tablet which looks the best to the average person and from a very known brand - they would have known what's going on with the lawsuits - as they would have been unable to purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

2. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Can you say stupid?? What crack was the executives at HTC smoking? Google's android is under attack by Oracle (after acquiring Sun's Java) and HTC decides to go to bed with Google. This is going to end very badly for everyone, except the lawyers.

5. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

hey hey hey they are asian so we can assume that they are smart and know what they are doing

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Since there is no outcome for the case yet....how are they stupid? For all we know Oracle might not win. Remember once upon a time there was an Apple case where they just knew they had Samsung nailed suing over 10 patents... Turned only 1 was legit and that didnt even necessarily involve Samsung.

49. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"For all we know Oracle might not win." Such an outcome isn't in the cards thus far. Google's attorneys thought they could invalidate the Sun patents, but only 1 was invalidated. The rest are still valid. There will be a trial in October, unless Google cuts a deal to settle. Maybe Google might win something on appeal to further whittle down what the ultimate damage amount will be. But getting off scott free? Doubtful.

4. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

It is a stupid game started by apple

37. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

You do know HTC was well known before people knew what an iPod was right? and a lot of mobile patents belong to htc

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

HTC wants to play ball with the big bad wolf.... ok ... HTC got next

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

GO REBEL ALLIANCE! WHIP THAT BIG, MEAN EMPIRE! >:D

10. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

i thumb you up... just because it was funny... but I am the enemy..

26. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

BULLY

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

"but i am the enemy" really dude? lol.. ITS A PHONE .. a phone YOU DONT ACTUALLY OWN. lololol

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Wow!!!

11. cncrim

Posts: 1585; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Apple start this dumb f*cking game, yeap Google help fight back. Wondering what happen if Iphone get ban around all continents. I think this got to be stop, but GO GO ANDROID time to be on the offensive.

12. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

I agree with Ivan ..... apple is so busy simply distracting other manufacturer, regardless if they have a case or not, that it stalls progress on the other companies. Great strategy of a hitleresk regime.

13. Atrix 4g unregistered

And this is why motorola let google buy them (probably some other reasons), but google is now taking android to the offensive against Apple. Now that google shares all does patents with motorola, they are going to give them a few important patents to every mayor android manufacturer, to start suing apple then google is going to step it up them selfs take all the big pantents from motorola and the ones that originated from them and use it against apple, to calm them down.

14. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Why is iCloud Communication drop lawsuits against Apple iCloud and than renamed itself?????

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Thumbs up for that last LINE!!! LMAO!!!

42. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Oh man my fandroid brothers are so clever. Homosexual references on phone blogs = instantly clever.

44. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I didn't see you complaining when Gemini used homophobic slurs himself.

16. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Well the tables have turned on the evil empire

17. darkvader unregistered

You guys don't get the picture. When its all said and done who controls Nokia will be the winner. So in that case Microsoft has the upper hand in the end. And guess what Apple and Microsoft are mutual friends for the minute and that means Google is the biggest loser.

22. sinple unregistered

well, nokia was the one who managed to got 430million euro from apple. Maybe the fall of iOS outweights the importance of the mutual relationship.

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