Remnants of HTC’s ITC complaint against Apple in bad shape after claim construction order

“Following the dismissal of five patents it borrowed from Google (a decision it has just appealed), HTC’s second ITC complaint against Apple is down to only three patents,” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents. “And the outcome with respect to those three remaining patents is likely going to be the same as what happened to HTC’s first ITC complaint against Apple: a finding of no violation.”

“Yesterday, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Thomas Pender’s claim construction order, which came down on Monday, entered the public record. It addressed only the remaining patents but not Google’s patents, which the ALJ dismissed,” Mueller reports. “I have meanwhile analyzed the order in detail and think HTC has no chance of winning with respect to two wireless patents from the same inventor, U.S. Patent No. 7,417,944 and U.S. Patent No. 7,672,219, and it also faces a steep challenge with respect to the third patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,765,414 (a circuit/interface patent).”

Mueller reports, ” I’d be surprised if this ALJ held Apple to infringe even one of HTC’s asserted claims.”

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  1. WINDOWS 8 IS COMMING. All mac’s going back to there places where they belong under the desk, the bottom of the tech department storage closet, or a very lonely corner collecting dust. Cheer up mac fans your desktops gonna look lovely. Again.

      1. I hope ur using iPod right now, take a screen shot of this page cause this might be a challenge for u to remember Ok, THE only
        thing iPods will be good for is swatting flies.

        1. An iPod, really? You are remarkably stupid, aren’t you. Nobody would use a tiny little device like an iPod, even a Touch, to swat flies. I think, in your rather deluded fashion, you mean an iPad, but you’re clearly not intelligent enough to be able to tell the difference.
          And Apple computers have been deskTOP machines for many years, or haven’t you actually looked at an iMac?
          Sheesh, what a dummy!

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