Not Guilty: HTC, ZTE and Huawei did not infringe on camera patent says ITC

Not Guilty: HTC, ZTE and Huawei did not infringe on camera patent says ITC
Patent infringement cases heard in front of the ITC are often times very worrisome for the defendants. That is because the agency has the power to issue exclusion orders, with the president's signature of course, that could ban sales of an infringing product in the U.S. On Friday, a trio of smartphone manufacturers were able to exhale following a ruling from the ITC that HTC, ZTE and Huawei did not infringe on a camera patent owned by FlashPoint Technology. The latter is a spin-off from Apple.

Last September, an administrative law judge made a preliminary finding that the HTC Vivid and the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE both infringed on one patent belonging to FlashPoint, while ZTE and Huawei were cleared. The ITC reviewed the prior ruling, and in a final decision the commission found that none of the companies had infringed on any FlashPoint patent.

Back in December 2011, HTC was also cleared by the ITC in another case involving alleged patent infringement of camera related patents. In that particular case, HTC's fellow defendants included RIM, LG and Nokia.

source: Reuters

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10 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Good news for the non-infringers. Not so good news for Apples proxy.

2. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Give this patent to apple and then see, all companies will be found infringing...

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And who the hell is FLASH POINT? and these law suits are pointless yet again.

10. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Apple's patent troll.

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

If you look at it all of these companies are from china. Maybe it's a marketing strategy for Apple to gain market share from china. Hmmm.

7. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

htc is from taiwan

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, there's some small justice after all.

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Frack the Apple...

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

The iTc has spoken, "sÛck it Apple!!" And, go play with your Ultra Vegina and that amazing 389PPi!

8. ecuafer

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Soon Apple will be claiming that only they can sell smartphones to humans. BTW Apple is becoming a nice Law Office.

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