Apple vs HTC – Dirty war of Patents
It all started yesterday, when Apple sued HTC over a series of patent infringements. We have all the details for you.
The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware targets: “certain mobile communication devices including cellular phones and smart phones, including at least phones incorporating the Android Operating System (collectively, “the Accused Products”).” And the complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission specifically calls out the various HTC Android phones (including the Nexus One, Magic/myTouch 3G, Dream/G1, Hero, and Droid Eris) as the main offending products. By going after the biggest Android manufacturer, Apple is putting all Android cell phone makers—and by extension Google— on notice.
Apple claims HTC infringed upon:
* Patent No. 7,362,331: “Time-Based, Non-Constant Translation Of User Interface Objects Between States”
* Patent No. 7,479,949: “Touch Screen Device, Method, And Graphical User Interface For Determining Commands By Applying Heuristics”
* Patent No. 7,657,849: “Unlocking A Device By Performing Gestures On An Unlock Image”
* Patent No. 7,469,381: “List Scrolling And Document Translation, Scaling, And Rotation On A Touch-Screen Display”
* Patent No. 5,920,726: “System And Method For Managing Power Conditions Within A Digital Camera Device.”
* Patent No. 7,633,076: “Automated Response To And Sensing Of User Activity In Portable Devices”
* Patent No. 5,848,105: “GMSK Signal Processors For Improved Communications Capacity And Quality”
* Patent No. 7,383,453: “Conserving Power By Reducing Voltage Supplied To An Instruction-Processing Portion Of A Processor”
* Patent No. 5,455,599: “Object-Oriented Graphic System”
* Patent No. 6,424,354: “Object-Oriented Event Notification System With Listener Registration Of Both Interests And Methods”
Engadget is doing a blow by blow of the patents – check it out.