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Apple Accuses HTC of Abusing Essential Patents

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Top message:  Oh Apple by shawn1307   Jun 22, 2012, 5:32 PM

Replying to:  Double Standard by bluecoyote   Jun 22, 2012, 9:35 PM

Re: Double Standard

by srich27    Jun 25, 2012, 7:29 AM

Actually you're wrong on both counts.

Apple sued HTC for a patent infringement on a method to display multiple options to the user when a number was selected (call/test/save/etc.). It was a couple lines of code that was found to be infringing, not "guilty of ripping off their design." HTC also corrected the issue months in advance of the release of the phone, to which Apple tried to (and succeeded for about a week) in getting an injunction stopping the sale of those phones until they could be checked over for compliance...which they were found to be.

Second, yes Apple is now suing HTC over 4G/LTE patent claiming that it /should/ be FRAND, even though it (currently) isn't. Pretty much Apple decided on its own that the patent should be FRAND and so went ahead and started using it. HTC called them on it and sued them for infringement. Apple got pissy and sued back whining how the patent should be FRAND (which would still mean they need to pay HTC for its use, not that it should be free for them to use at their leisure.)

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