HTC Already Has Software Fix for Infringing Smartphones
HTC CEO Peter Chou said on Wednesday that the company has already developed a software workaround so that its Android smartphones will no longer violate Apple's patents. The company also indicated it is testing new models that won't violate the patents. HTC didn't say if or when the software update would be installed on existing or new phones, however. Speaking to media alongside Android chief Andy Rubin, Chou called Apple's legal tactics "unfair" and said that Google and HTC would work together to make sure their Android phones don't violate patents in the future. "This industry should not allow one company use its powerful weapon to stop other innovation and take it all...this is not fair," said Chou. The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled on Monday that HTC violated one of Apple's patents and set a ban blocking HTC imports for April 19, 2012.
Qualcomm Says iPhone Violating 16 More Patents
Qualcomm this week filed yet more lawsuits against Apple over alleged patent infringement. Three new lawsuits say Apple's iPhones violate some 16 additional Qualcomm patents.
HTC Says Android N to Reach Most Recent Phones
HTC today said some of its phones will be updated to Android N. The devices include the HTC 10, One A9, and the One M9.
HTC Brings AirPlay to Older Phones Via HTC Connect
The HTC 10 may be the first Android smartphone to ship with support for Apple's AirPlay protocol, but HTC is adding the feature to its older handsets, too. HTC has updated its HTC Connect application for devices such as the One A9, M9, and M8.
Appeals Court Exonerates Samsung in $120M Case
Samsung won a reversal of a $120 million patent-related fine thanks to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.
Immersion Hits Apple with 3D Touch Lawsuit
Immersion has filed multiple lawsuits against Apple and AT&T, claiming the two violate its haptic feedback patents. Specifically, Immersion believes the Apple iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Apple Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition make use to two patents pertaining to "haptic feedback system with stored effects" and "method and apparatus for providing tactile sensations." The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are further accused of infringing a third patent for "interactivity model for shared feedback on mobile devices" — or 3D Touch, the defining feature of the two phones.
"this is not fair"
weren't they violating Apple's patents in which they were not attempting to innovate at all and were just backpacking ...
But accurate. The patent system in this country is a joke.