“HTC Corp. dropped its appeal of a U.S. International Trade Commission patent case over mobile phone technology that it lost against Apple Corp., according to a notice posted on the court’s website,” Susan Decker reports for Bloomberg.
“The trade agency in February said that Apple wasn’t violating HTC’s patent rights over a way to control how mobile phones manage power supply. HTC sought the dismissal of its appeal May 31 and the request was granted today, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington,” Decker reports. “‘We respect the ruling and have made the decision to focus on other pending cases at this time,’ HTC said in an e-mailed statement today.”
Decker report, “The companies have other cases against each other pending at the trade agency, and HTC is appealing a finding that it infringed an Apple patent, according to court and trade agency dockets. In the case won by Apple, some of HTC’s phones were held up at the U.S. border last month to ensure the company had removed a feature for data detection that was found to violate Apple’s patent.”
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