Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:19 UTC
Legal In a statement released today, Apple announced it is suing HTC, claiming the Taiwanese phone maker infringed upon 20 of Cupertino's patents related to the iPhone. After Nokia and Apple suing one another a number of times over the past couple of months, this is the next high-profile patent lawsuit in the mobile phones business. Engadget has the filings, and it seems that Apple wants to avoid angering Microsoft, but has no qualms about taking on Google. Update: Engadget analyses every single patent in the claim.
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Apple vs MS
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:32 UTC
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Potential reasons for avoiding MS:

1) Previous cross licensing legal agreements between the two may cover some technologies.

2) Past experience in litigation with MS. (aka once bitten, twice shy)

3) Not wanting to wage war in an arena where MS has been active longer, thus probably has a patent war chest to counter attack.

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