Oct 17 AT 10:05 PM Nick Gray 4 Comments

ITC initial findings claim Apple does not infringe on HTC patents


HTC’s ongoing patent battle against Apple took a hard blow today as an Administrative Law Judge from the ITC issued his initial findings in HTC’s patent dispute filed back in May of 2010. The ITC judge has not found any patent violation by Apple. As with most other initial findings at the ITC, HTC has the opportunity to appeal the decision and make their case before the ITC’s six-member panel makes its final decision on February 17, 2012.

While this initial patent dispute may have an end date in sight, the patent headaches between Apple, HTC and other Android manufacturers are bound to go on for years.  Fortunately for us and other consumers, Google has started throwing its weight around in the ring. There’s no guarantee that Android manufacturers will prevail, but it’s nice to see Google has enough confidence to stand up for its Open Source OS.

Source: FOSS Patents

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • RockinEvo

    Well of course it doesn’t we can’t have the mighty apple look bad

  • Jon

    Wanna bet that the Administrative Law Judge is an iPhone user?

  • Richard Yarrell

    At the end of the day down the road all of this will dealt with. Moving forward is all that matters. HTC is kicking apples butt for the last 2years.

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    HTC’s first round of patent disputes were not very solid. They still have a chance at getting this decision reversed, but they should have better luck with their other complaints against Apple.