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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RE[2]: Web search engine, Apple?
by lemur2 on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 10:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Web search engine, Apple?"
lemur2
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I'd say it is not entirely unlikely that, seeing how Apple's case is mostly about Android, HTC and Google will both counter-sue. I'm pretty sure HTC is already in talks with Google about this one.

I certainly hope so.


It does seem to be about Android.

Tech Crunch agree:
http://techcrunch.com/2010/03/02/the-complaint-apples-patent-lawsui...

If I were HTC or Google, I'd simply join the OIN (if they haven't already).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Invention_Network

The Linux Foundation could then help out by counter-suing with the Commerce One Web Services Patents - basically threatening to prevent Apple from being able Apple to offer business services over the web ... an iTunes take-down if you will.

Some patents of IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat, Sony, NEC and Oracle also might be able to brought into play here.

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