The so-called Patent War has been raging for years, since Steve Jobs described Google's Android operating system as "grand theft" and notoriously declared his willingness to "go thermonuclear war" to "destroy Android, because it's a stolen product." Those are fightin' words, make no mistake. Instead of calling out Google directly, however, Apple targeted the handset manufacturers. There have been dozens of lawsuits filed, and even more appeals, and following the headlines can get rather confusing. Some have even gone so far as to say no one is winning yet, but they are flat-out wrong. Without question, Apple has been simply dominating these Patent Wars, and here is why.
While the future is looking a little more friendly for relations between Apple and HTC, there's still the matter of Samsung. As the South Korean electronics giant prepares to fight back against proposed sales bans requested by Apple, Samsung wants to use the HTC licensing settlement in its favor.
As the holiday season rapidly approaches, there is renewed hope for peace on earth; at least with regard to the ongoing Patent Wars. Apple and HTC have agreed to share nicely, putting away the lawyers and working out a deal to play, and pay, fairly. Is this cease-fire a big-enough deal to encourage some of the other players to seriously come to the bargaining table?
While there’s no specific word about the HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE that have been delayed by U.S. Customs last week following an ITC exclusion order, the Taiwanese handset maker claims progress is being made to get the devices moving onto American shores again.
We’ve been reporting on International Trade Commission decisions for what seems like forever, but it appears that one of them is finally making an impact -- two of HTC’s latest handsets are being “indefinitely delayed” by U.S. customs as the result of an ITC ban Apple won against the handset manufacturer late last year.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A manufacturer specializing in Android handsets unleashes a dizzying torrent of models to confuse customers, then blames a steep drop in net profit on one device sold by a rival.
Apple will release quarterly financials on Wednesday, but the week is already off to a rousing start with news late Sunday that the co-CEOs of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion have stepped down to make way for a new voice… who sounds an awful lot like the old one, if you ask us. Judging from a survey in today’s roundup, some of RIM’s customers are definitely buying iPhones, so who knows how many may be left by the time BlackBerry 10 launches later this year. While you ponder that, have a slice off the daily news pie with a quintuplet of news for this Monday, January 23, 2012.
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This week, the United States International Trade Commission finally released the long awaited (and delayed!) decision regarding Apple’s complaints against HTC. Apple had claimed that HTC was infringing on ten separate patents, and the ITC ruled that only one of those claims was valid.
So, what does this all mean for Apple, HTC, and the rest of the patent wars currently laid out on the table? Cue the “dun dun” and let’s take a look.