EE Times spotted HTC is going after Apple, the company alleges Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod infringe five patents held by HTC. The Taiwanese smartphone maker filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission to halt the importation and sale of these products in the US.
HTC Corp. (Taoyuan, Taiwan), maker of the so-called Google phone, took legal action against Apple Inc. on Wednesday (May 12), filing a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.
HTC alleges Apple is infringing five patents held by HTC.
The suit is part of a series being zinged between leading players in the mobile electronic equipment market. Apple sued HTC back March 2010, alleging infringement of some 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone's user interface, underlying architecture and hardware.