Wow, big legal battle brewing. HTC is counter-suing Apple for patent infringement after the latter had sued HTC back in March for… patent infringement.
HTC’s complaint outlines 5 HTC patents infringed by Apple products. Three of these patents are owned by “patent troll” Saxon Innovations LLC, according to law.com; the other two patents are owned by HTC.
Seattle – May 12, 2010 – HTC Corporation today took legal action against Apple Inc., filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.
“As the innovator of the original Windows Mobile PocketPC Phone Edition in 2002 and the first Android smartphone in 2008, HTC believes the industry should be driven by healthy competition and innovation that offer consumers the best, most accessible mobile experiences possible,” said Jason Mackenzie, vice president of North America, HTC Corporation. “We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones.”
For more information, view HTC’s Press Release.
Other sources: Gizmodo.com