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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satsujinka
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2010-03-11

However, they are still invalid if they are about things considered rudimentary or basic. They are also invalid if there's prior art, which is almost certainly the case for Apple's touchscreen patents.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

However, they are still invalid if they are about things considered rudimentary or basic. They are also invalid if there's prior art, which is almost certainly the case for Apple's touchscreen patents.

Didn't stop them approving those patents though. I think, personally, that the USPTO has the philosophy of "approve everything, and if there's a problem spend buttloads of cash in court to straighten it out." They're lazy, simple as that.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Didn't stop them approving those patents though. I think, personally, that the USPTO has the philosophy of "approve everything, and if there's a problem spend buttloads of cash in court to straighten it out." They're lazy, simple as that.


I believe that is how they are financed. If they don't approve, they don't get the income.

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