HTC sues Apple claiming infringement of five patents

invisibleSHIELD case for iPadHTC Corporation’s press release follows, verbatim:

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.”

Source: HTC Corporation

MacDailyNews Take: Pfft.


  1. It’s probably something very broad like “combining a data processing device with a cellular telephony device.” I would like to see the patents that they are claiming Apple infringed.

  2. Sounds like Google and Microsoft are teaming up against Apple through HTC.

    I don’t like this. Whatever the legal basis, or not, it shows that Google will stoop as low as necessary to do anything to hurt its previous ally, Apple, in its greed to push Android on everything everywhere…

    Both Goggle and MS would love to win something against Apple and push the iPhone down… Now they are allies.

    Furthers my distaste for Goggle. They are opportunists with no scruples or respect or control whatsoever. They think they own all the data on the internet, and on us…our lives, our habits, our connections, everything. I mean, where do you stop with such a mindset?

  3. I think the original understanding between the then-allies, Apple and Google, was that Android would be allowed/tolerated by Apple because it would not employ multi-touch and it would essentially steal the market from Microsoft’s mobile platform, a common enemy who had competed unfairly to create a closed internet, and that Android would therefore not compete directly against the iPhone.

    That has clearly changed. Goggle now employs multi-touch on Android and they are clearly going after the iPhone. Even their packaging of the Nexus One was a TOTAL copy of the iPhone and Apple packaging. I mean, they will do anything to eat your children for their lunch!

    Now, a step further has been taken. And they are teaming up with Microsoft to sue Apple through HTC! Whoa. Think about it. This is a major, symbolic development.

    Google have absolutely no control on their drive to take power at any cost. They think they have the right to owning the entire internet and all the data out there about us and on everything… where do they draw the line? Now they want to stop the iPhone and compete against it directly for market share! Where do they not want to go? Where will they stop? I think the answer is they will not stop and don’t ever plan to. They want to control EVERYTHING.

    Think about that…

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