ITC dismisses HTC’s first complaint against Apple

“After Apple brought its first ITC complaint (and an unrelated federal lawsuit) against HTC in March 2010, HTC fired back in May 2010 with an ITC complaint of its own,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.

“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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