Apple Goes After HTC Over Patent Infringement
Apple has filed a patent infringement suit against HTC, makers of several popular phones, at the International Trade Commission. The suit is in regards to the phones that run the Android OS, with 12 phones being named. Apple isn't seeking monetary compensation, but rather seeks to block the imports of the offending phones. A ban on imports would hurt HTC both financially and in market share, and without these phones Apple would see less competition. Apple claims that 10 of the 200 patents for the iPhone were violated, and another 10 were mentioned in a civil suit filed in Delaware. Several of the claims were based on OS functionality rather than hardware, and could indicate future complaints against Google.