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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Comment by JeffS
by JeffS on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 19:03 UTC
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Apple truly is playing with fire, and they are going to get burned. I'm sure Google has an arsenal of patents, and Google is not going to like this latest idiocy one single bit. Not to mention HTC might counter sue with it's own patents. Let's not forget other Android partners (Motorola, others), all of whom have big patent portfolios. And oh yeah, Apple's already in patent war phone giant Nokia.

Apple's going to start a full on Armageddon patent war against all the other players in in the smart phone market, and get crushed in the process.

I think this really shows major weakness on Apple's part. They are now officially worried about competing, since they evidently can't innovate anymore - just look at the iPad, a worthless, pointless, overpriced, piece of crap, joke of a product.

Also look at iPhone competing products - Droid, Nexus One, etc, which blow iPhone out of the water in terms of features, performance, quality, and price.

Steve Jobs' mojo is now gone. He and Apple can't innovate anymore, so he's going to try to stop his competitors through the courts. Good luck with that, buddy.

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