October 18, 2011
Court Rules In Favor Of Apple Over HTC In Patent Infringement
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled in favor of Apple over Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC in an infringement case on Tuesday.
HTC asked the court to ban imports of several Apple products, claiming that the iPhone maker had patent infringements.
The case involved four patents held by HTC related to protecting data, storing contact information and managing the phone's power supply.
ITC's ruling is another setback for HTC, which has been involved in patent disputes with Apple for the past year.
An ITC ruling in July found that HTC infringed on two of Apple's iPhone patents. HTC said that despite the judgment, it was sticking to its claims.
"This is only one step of many in these legal proceedings. We are confident we have a strong case for the ITC appeals process and are fully prepared to protect our intellectual property," Grace Lei, HTC's general counsel, said in a press release.
"We look forward to resolving this case, so we can continue creating the most innovative mobile experiences for consumers."
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