We’ve covered the Nokia initial filing against HTC, as well as HTC’s response to Nokia in a couple of previous articles, but just in case you only need a quick sum up, what you need to know is that Nokia filed suit against HTC (and also an ITC complaint) back in May 2012 for the alleged breaking of no less than 16 patents owned by the Finnish smartphone manufacturer. HTC responded a couple of weeks back and rose a FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) licensing and patent exhaustion defense. So far, this all seems to have nothing to do with Google, right?
Well, as it turns out, the Search giant has a totally different opinion on [...]
The Apple vs Android legal war is so complex that unless you follow it closely, you’re prone to get lost in translation and soon give up trying to keep up with who is suing who and why, and who’s scoring more wins and where.
Essentially, Apple sued the main players in the Android business so far including Samsung, Motorola and HTC for alleged patent infringement, but it didn’t go directly after Google. In turn, the three Android makers countersued Apple individually, bringing their own patents to the fight, and Google watched from the sidelines, deciding not to sue Apple directly – it did try to provide some ammunition to HTC, but the [...]
After obtaining an import ban in late 2011 with the International Trade Commission against certain HTC Android devices found to be infringing a certain Apple patent, the iPhone maker filed a new motion with the ITC a few weeks ago arguing that several other smartphone made by the Taiwanese company infringe the same patent. Among the 29 devices listed by Apple in its new complaint you can also find the HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE, the company’s 2012 flagship devices.
Meanwhile, HTC has responded to Apple’s request to ban these 29 Android smartphones basically saying that Apple’s claims are unwarranted and that the iPhone maker should [...]
HTC and Apple are involved in a complex legal battle, with both companies suing each other for alleged patent infringement in the USA. But so far only Apple is receiving favorable verdicts, and the iPhone maker has just been granted another win with the ITC.
ITC Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender ruled that HTC can’t use patents borrowed from Google in one of its cases against Apple, and therefore the Taiwanese company will only have three patents to attack with, out of the eight it initially started this ITC lawsuit with.
The judge ruled in favor of Apple saying that HTC does not have standing, or the right to sue, for those five [...]