HTC Returns Fire at Apple: HTC Suing Apple for Patent Infringement
One day after Google announced the potential acquisition of Motorola, HTC files a lawsuit against Apple claiming patent infringement. This legal "volley" fired at Apple does not come as a surprise, as previously we reported that HTC was holding some S3 Graphics patents that proved to be infringed upon by several of Apple's products, including Macintosh computers. Here's a quote from the Reuters article,
In some ways it might be disappointing to see HTC using the legal system as a weapon, but in this instance, this is the only thing that HTC can do to defend itself. More than likely, they are trying to pressure Apple into dropping their lawsuit against HTC, or at least get them to consider working out a licensing deal instead.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware seeks to halt Apple's importation and sale of infringing products in the United States. It also seeks compensatory damages, triple damages for willful infringement and other remedies.
Source: Android.net via Reuters