Apple Sues HTC: iPhone Patents & Google phone Android, Nexus
Apple Sues HTC: Real Target Google?
Apple is suing HTC, the Taiwanese mobile device and cell phone maker for patent infringement. Apple claims HTC is infringing on Apple's Touch Screen Technology and various other features
The complaints cover a slew of models made by Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp., including the Nexus One, G1 and myTouch 3G — all using the free, rival Android mobile operating software from Google Inc.(GOOG-Q541.068.371.57%) non-Android phones include HTC’s Touch series.
A media release from Apple quotes CEO Steve Jobs.
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.
Some see Apple's lawsuit against HTC as more about targeting Google and its android operating systems as much as it is about any possible HTC patent infringement.
t seems obvious, though, that the suit-which mentions the Nexus One and other HTC phones that run Google's Android OS by name-is meant in part to put a chill down the spine of Google any company that makes Android phones, and maybe any company involved in the making of vaguely iPhone-esque phones...
The phones mentioned in the Apple suit against HTC include:
Phones powered by Google Inc.'s Android software: Nexus One, G1, myTouch 3G, Hero and Droid Eris.
Non-Android phones: Touch Pro, Touch Diamond, Touch Pro2, Tilt II, Pure, HD2 and Imagio.
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