“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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