“It was a ‘me, too’ kind of complaint: HTC wanted to demonstrate its willingness to fight,” Mueller reports. “It probably never expected too much to come out of this. Today, the ITC has closed the investigation and found no violation.”
Mueller reports, “One of a very few patents to have succeeded at the ITC is Apple’s ‘data tapping”‘ patent, the ‘647 patent. In December, Apple won an import ban against HTC Android devices infringing that patent. HTC’s sales in the U.S. won’t be interrupted: the feature was removed.”
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