Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Apple vs. HTC: Patent Wars

You've probably heard, but Apple is suing HTC. In case you didn't know, the Google Nexus One is made by HTC. I wonder if Apple will go after Palm and Motorola (since the Palm Pre and Motorola Droid include some similar features).

Here's a snippet from Apple's website:
CUPERTINO, California—March 2, 2010—Apple® today filed a lawsuit against HTC for infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture and hardware. The lawsuit was filed concurrently with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in U.S. District Court in Delaware.
“We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.”
How's this going to end? Click here to read an Engadget post that describes the patents.

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