Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 23:21 UTC
Legal Finally - after a few weeks, HTC has actually officially issued a statement regarding the patent infringement lawsuit Apple has thrown towards the Taiwanese phone maker. As you probably already anticipated, HTC states it will fully defend itself against Apple. It's on, it's on.
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I would have liked to also see
by 1other1 on Fri 19th Mar 2010 00:45 UTC
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I would have liked to also see quotes from Apple stating that they too would like to defend themselves from those that steal their patents.

We know this site's personal feelings on Apple, patents and even more directly Apple's patents however, which means there was no chance of that ever making it into the article.

I know a great deal of the readers on this site don't like patents and think of any company that enforces them is the evil... but keep in mind that HTC will be using their patent portfolio as their defense. This means that any advocacy of one over the other in this case is simply fanboyism.

It's important to illustrate that just because you disagree with patents in general or even ownership of the specific patents in question doesn't in any way mean that they are invalid.

Any discussion moving forward should keep this in mind.

Edited 2010-03-19 00:50 UTC

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