Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Patents: Apple files suit against HTC

The war continues patents in the field of mobile devices. Apple has a complaint against the Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and HTC touch pads. This is the second time the U.S. firm files suit against HTC. Apple believes that the Taiwanese group violates five of its patents in areas as diverse as the user interface or motion sensors, the document details of the complaint, dated July 8, with the Board of U.S. Trade, based in Washington.

If the procedure ended, U.S. imports HTC products such as tablet Flyer, out a few months ago, could be interrupted. "HTC is dismayed that Apple uses a competition in the courts rather than the market," Grace responded Lei, HTC Group. APPLE ON SEVERAL FRONTS In July, the company announced Wednesday that its net profit in the first half ended June had more than doubled to 32.35 billion Taiwan dollars.

HTC has posted a net profit of 13.64 billion Taiwan dollars over the same period a year earlier. The complaint against the group of the former Formosa is a new front in Apple, already engaged in a legal battle against Samsung. In late June, Apple filed a complaint for patent infringement against the South Korean group, a new episode of their legal battle around the smartphones and digital tablets.

The first complaint against Apple HTC should be discussed on August 5.

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