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Apple Claims Patent Infringement (AGAIN) Against 29 HTC Devices

Eric McBride


A couple months ago I reported on Apple taking a less aggressive stance towards Android, and that Tim Cook could actually move the company in a different direction by doing so. Tim Cook stated back in April that he has “always hated litigation. I continue to hate it”, which gave many a glimmer of hope that the silly patent disputes and war against Android could start to slowly come to a close. Well, FORGET IT. This week Apple filed their 3rd challenge against HTC, and claims that they are still infringing on patents that HTC reportedly worked very hard to avoid.

The suit apparently affects 29 different devices, including HTC One X, One S, and One V. Customs recently stopped a shipment of HTC devices from coming into the United States, but fortunately they were released days later after being inspected. Apple however, is apparently still not satisfied.

According to FOSS Patents, here is a list of the 29 phones the filing targets:

  • HTC One X
  • HTC One S
  • HTC One V
  • HTC Inspire 4G
  • HTC Vivid
  • HTC Status
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation 4G
  • HTC Wildfire
  • HTC Wildfire S
  • HTC Hero
  • HTC Hero S
  • HTC EVO 4G
  • HTC EVO V 4G
  • HTC EVO Design 4G
  • HTC EVO 3D
  • HTC Amaze 4G
  • HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
  • HTC myTouch 4G
  • HTC myTouch 4G Slide
  • HTC Merge
  • HTc Rezound
  • HTC Rhyme
  • HTC ThunderBolt
  • HTC Flyer
  • HTC Jetstream
  • HTC EVO View 4G
  • Droid Incredible 2 by HTC

Apple seems to be trying their luck with HTC since winning the trail against them in December, and going after the One and EVO series is something HTC will no doubt take very seriously. Hopefully, HTC won’t be facing any shipment delays because Apple’s newest complaint.

More details to come as we receive them.

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  • CJ Brown Jun 7, 2012 Link

    or, my favorite "I heard Android Smart Phones get hot after use!" (duh - every electronic device is going to get hot in your hands after use - but do Android Smart Phones reach extreme heat levels like the new iPad 3?) ...

  • DaBartonator
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    Jun 7, 2012 Link

    The people buy the apple products to have then...
    Me: Why are you getting an iphone Suzy.
    Suzy: Well like everyone is getting them. Plus they are fast (9 out of 10 peoples respond)
    Me: Face palm

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    alec black Jun 7, 2012 Link

    I will not ever, buy any Apple product, they are zombie brained and hate self innnovtion, like Facebook has now become....a BIG BROTHER ... for small braiined cloned young people.

  • CJ Brown Jun 7, 2012 Link

    Once again, Apple Corporate feels instead of competing with another Smart Phone Developer (HTC with their Android Smart Phones) by going back to the Lab & being innovative ... it's better to tie things up in Court via Patent Claims (please do us all a favor & quit letting the Corporate side of Apple ruin their reputation as Innovators of Modern Technology) ... What happened to the Apple I used to respect? They're like a Big Bully now (what's the matter Tim Cook? You don't like Fair Competition? You sure look like a hypocrite announcing to the press that you loath litigation) ... I am confident that HTC will win this (they're already working rapidly with Verizon Wireless to introduce DROID INCREDIBLE 4G lte) ....

  • andrew poste Jun 6, 2012 Link

    sad apple should move on allow android phones to evolve

    If apple cant keep up then thats something worthwhile they could be spending their hard currancy on