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: Apple vs MS
by Laurence on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 18:16 UTC in reply to "Apple vs MS"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

3) Not wanting to wage war in an arena where MS has been active longer, thus probably has a patent war chest to counter attack.


HTC have been active in the smart phone arena longer than Apple

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RE[2]: Apple vs MS - Apple
by jabbotts on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 19:36 in reply to "RE: Apple vs MS"
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2007-09-06

I don't think the comparison is between HTC and Microsoft but rather Apple and Microsoft.

Microsoft has been active in the arena longer than Apple so if Apple started something, Microsoft may have more patents draw on then Apple.

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RE[2]: Apple vs MS
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 22:55 in reply to "RE: Apple vs MS"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

True enough, and I'd imagine they'll claim Apple has violated some of its patents as well. Still with HTC, its like a tactical border war rather than the nuclear holocaust of going toe to toe with the entire MS patent arsenal.

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