Now, HTC sues Apple for patent infringment
HTC filed the suit with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging that Apple has violated five patents held by the Taiwanese electronics maker and asking the trade court to stop Apple from selling the iPhone, the iPad and iPod in the U.S.
Apple had earlier filed its suit with the ITC and also in a Delaware court, outlining a total of 20 patents that it alleges HTC infringed.
“As the innovator of the original Windows Mobile PocketPC Phone Edition in 2002 and the first Android smartphone in 2008, HTC believes the industry should be driven by healthy competition and innovation that offer consumers the best, most accessible mobile experiences possible,” said Jason Mackenzie, vice president of North America, HTC Corporation. “We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones.”