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HTC drops the sue bomb on Apple

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    Today HTC has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission against Apple requesting to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPhod here in the US.

    Apple made noise last month when it first filed papers against HTC suing for infringement of over 20 patents.

    Source: HTC Press Release
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    You bum! You beat me to it! :) I hope that HTC kicks some Apple ass. It's about time someone punched the bully in the nose. Between HTC and Nokia having filed suit against Apple, Apple is going to have a whole lot of explaining, weaseling, palm greasing, etc... to do to try and get out of both of them unscathed.
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    Nokia and now HTC...ha ha Apple.
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    Awesome, I love it when companies do this to huge mega-corporations who thing they can get away with anything.
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    Hate to say it but HTC will get squrshed like Roy D. Mercer's son's pet hamster, Liberace. (Haven't heard that? - Google it, funny stuff!!)
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    haha, I'm on a roll today :) I agree though, it's time the little guy fights back.

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    Lets not act like HTC is some mom and pops joint. HTC is a mega company as well. Now I am glad they are fighting back since apple started the whole thing.
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    HTC is not as young as everyone thinks, they have backing too.
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    I'm sure the lawyers will be the only winners though :(
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    Untrue, I am expecting my HTC win complementary prize and t-shirt in the mail. :icon_ devil:......now to help pay the lawyers for the lawsuit expect HTC phones prize to go up 15%.
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    OK maybe I missed something but what exactly did Apple do to get sued by HTC?
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    HTC is no pushover. They are a multi-billion dollar operation. Sure Apple is about 10 times bigger but that doesn't mean their attorneys are 10 times better.
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    Granted I only read the topic, but exactly did Apple do?

    The preview makes it sound like they're being sued for existing.
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    The press release states its for 5 counts of Patent Infringement.

    What, exactly, those patents are isn't explained in the press release itself. I can't find the actual legal complaint, but I'm sure someone else will in due time
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    The actual legal complaint (Docket number 425196) has some confidential exhibits, and some public pages... About a gazillion of them! I'm going over them right now, I'll post back when I find something interesting.
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    They submitted, with the complaint, 5 physical exhibits.
    1. Apple iPhone 3GS (in box with packaging)
    2. Apple iPad (in box with packaging)
    3. Apple iPod Touch (in box with packaging)
    4. Nexus One
    5. HTC Pure
    So....
    Patent infringement 1: "Method for Power Management of a Smart Phone" Patent # 6,999,800

    Patent infringement 2: "Telephone Dialler [sic] witha Personalized Page Organization of Telephone Directory Memory" Patent # 5,541,988

    Patent infringement 3: "Telephone Dialler [sic] with Easy Access Memory" Patent # 6,320,957

    Patent infringement 4: "Power Control Methods for a Portable Electronic Device" Patent # 7,716,505

    #2, has multiple infringements listed.


    It goes on and on and on and on, but it is asking to bar entry into the united states ALL portable electronic devices and related software of Apple, Inc.
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    Apple got greedy and started played hardball.. Its only normal for that same greed ball to hit apple in there Igroin. =D Pwn for all of Htc today.
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    I hope this works out for HTC and Nokia. Apple goes around busting down peoples doors and being cocky, it's time someone went up against them IMO. "Another smartphone is getting successful? Find something that we can say they stole from us!"

    I know this could no way result in Apple going away and that's fine, they make some nice products. I just hate how they act like they are superior to all.
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    Correction; It's docket #2732 and Document #425195 (The afformentioned 425196 is the classified document number.)

    Attached is the main complaint of 31 pages. There's an additional 722 pages in public exhibits, and an unknown amount of classified exhibits I do not have access to. If anyone is completely bored to death and wants to see the additional 722 pages, just let me know, and I can post 'em on my website.
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