Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Apple Sues HTC, the Maker of Google's Nexus One Phone - WSJ.com

A big bet for Apple – tbd if their patents will withstand scrutiny in this context. 

Apple Inc. sued HTC Corp., which makes several Google Inc.-based smart phones, saying the cellphone maker is infringing on 20 patents related to its popular iPhone.

Taiwan's HTC has built up its brand in the recent years thanks to its early support of Google's Android operating system. It was the first company to sell an Android phone and more recently built Google's Nexus One phone, which the Internet giant is selling directly to consumers.

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"We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We've decided to do something about it," said Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs in a statement. "We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."

Apple Sues HTC, the Maker of Google's Nexus One Phone - WSJ.com

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