Apple files for another ITC ban on 29 HTC smartphones

June 6, 2012
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Apple is at it again this week. After HTC initially managed to satisfy and pass the US International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation into Apple's patent dispute, they are under the gun again this week. Apple has filed for the same or similar patent infringement again on multiple HTC devices, and wants them all banned.

Apple reported that 29 of HTC's phone infringe on the patent -- including the new HTC One X, S, and V -- and have asked for another ban of the products into the USA. According to FOSS Patents even after all the software changes HTC made to "get around" this patent issue, they still manage to completely violate a few.

Apple's “data tapping” IP described as a “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data,” is their background technology that powers the menu options shown above. Since HTC has already been cleared of this patent by the ITC, and allowed to ship the One X and EVO 4G LTE to customers most likely this won't hold up. If it does however, these devices could potentially all be effected: 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 LTE, 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, and the DROID Incredible 2 by HTC.

So basically almost every HTC phone (laughs) in the USA. Hopefully Apple and HTC can put this all behind them when they meet together in August for patent settlement talks.

[via SlashGear]


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  • Concerned android fan!

    SERIOUSLY! STOP USING FOSSPATENTS as a source! He is the MOST biast person against android/ google and ALL its partners. While on the other hand he loves Oracle/ Microsoft and Apple. Something with getting money from them

    • firethorn

      I came to say exactly the same thing. Quoting FOSS Patents as source is as useless as providing Quadrant scores for benchmarking.

  • PatentsAreBroken

    How does someone get a patent on what is essentially the right-click open as?? And how does a court even uphold that patent that should never have been granted in the first place?

  • rob

    A lot of these phones have been out for a year plus. They were fine then but now that are not. Give me a f u c k I n g break apple u are worthless.

  • David Loman

    Somebody should search for patents Apple has violated since mobile phones exist. How about using a screen? How about using a speaker and a mic? How about having volume or using ringtones? I mean… there are functions on a phone that just have to be that way in order to make it a SMARTPHONE. Apple is patenting and law suiting like crazy because they can’t take competition. They are afraid Android will take over the mobile industry. There was a time when you would freely choose between Apple and Microsoft and there wasn’t any Apple vs Microsoft war. These days it’s like Apple wants to make you buy an iPhone or don’t have a smartphone at all. Instead of just patenting everything, they should innovate, like Samsung does, and patent every innovation. This is childish and it really pisses me off.

  • http://twitter.com/whoareyouxda Christian Starling

    DIE APPLE! DIE!!!!!!

  • APLLE ARESHIT

    APPLE PLIZZ JUST DIE LIKE YOUR FUCKING CEO…STEVE JOBS!!!!!!SUCH A BULLSHIT AND CHILDISH MANNER..JUST B’COZ U CAN’T TAKE THE COMPETITION U THING U CAN STOP THEM BY BANNING THEIR PRODUCT…SUCH A BRAINLESS MOBILE COMPANY..FUCK U A.P.P.L.E!!!!!!!!

  • rob

    Crapple is just mad because everybody is switching to android instead of having a crapple iPhone or ipad because android is better and more open source . Crapple needs to stop crying and whining.