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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by l3v1 on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:43 UTC
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It would be interesting to see the market appearance dates of the mentioned HTC phones in relation to iPhone release dates. E.g. if I remember correctly, the TiltII came out around the same time as the iPhone in 2007. While it might not count - who knows when the mentioned patents were submitted/granted - it might shed some light on real issues here.

All in all, this is no surprise, I think everyone&dog have already got used to such parades around patents.

One way or the other, money will change hands, and everyone always settles.

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