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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Begun the patent wars have
by Praxis on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:36 UTC
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It seems like more and more companies are firing off patent lawsuits these days, you have Apple/Nokia, Xerox/Google-Yahoo, Kodak/Apple-Rim, and now Apple/HTC. And I'm sure HTC will fire back with their own suit. This one appears a little different than the rest though. The others seem to be plays for cross-licensing deals or just plain cash, but this one seems more like a get HTC banned from selling there stuff suit.

Doing a quick look through of the patent claims a lot look like bullshit software stuff, but I'm not an expert. I really hope that the Supreme Court case on software patents comes through with a win for freedom, that would shut a lot of these suit up fast. Sadly I don't have much faith. We will have to rely on our great and wonderful congressmen to fix this through swift and effective legislative action....who am I kidding we're boned.

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