HTC Returns Fire, Sues Apple for Patent Infringement
HTC Corporation has gone on the offensive today and is taking legal action against Apple. Today found the handset maker filing a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) in an effort to halt iPhone, iPad and iPod imports into the US.
“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.”
According to the press release, HTC believes Apple infringes upon five of their patents. As to what they are, we don’t quite know. More on this as it develops.
Buckle up kids, this could be a fun ride!
PS – Does anyone else find it ironic that a company with the tagline “Quietly Brilliant” has decided to issue a press release about this?