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ITC Says HTC Violated Apple Patents, Bans Some Imports

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Dec 19, 2011, 5:21 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Dec 19, 2011, 5:25 PM

The U.S. International Trade Commission today ruled that HTC has violated a 1999 Apple smartphone patent pertaining to how computers talk to one another The ITC ordered that HTC be banned from importing some of its products, though the ban will not commence until April 19. HTC will be allowed to import refurbished products to meet repair claims, but no new products will be allowed to enter the U.S. once ban begins. HTC may find relief if the ITC reverses its decision or if it proves a work-around can be met.

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Dec 19, 2011, 6:23 PM

Experts predict

This will cause a major downturn in the amount of crappy HTC phones that fill U.S. landfills each year.
You've had a hard on against HTC for a few years now, don't you ever get tired of being wrong? HTC makes some great products, but the real loser here is the consumer. Not everyone is in love with Apple vanilla. It's sad that some twisted interpretatio...

Dec 19, 2011, 6:24 PM

Evil Apple

Does the phone say Apple?

Does it run iOS?

No? So what's the issue?

That's the problem with Apple. They want to completely monopolize the smartphone market. They claim that they hold all titles to the familiar features of every phone, although they're different they're miles appart.
There's the problem there. 🤣 But I'm guessing they didn't teach that in Hollywood Upstairs Legal School.
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