HTC counter-sues Apple, claims 5 patents infringed
HTC has just announced that they're counter-suing Apple for infringement, claiming Apple treads on 5 specific HTC patents.
Apple originally sued HTC for patent infringement on April 2, citing 20 patents in a move widely speculated to be directed towards Google's Android platform in general. HTC had since agreed to license patents from Microsoft -- counter-intuitively -- for Android, again speculated to me a move directed towards Google.
Just like the Nokia vs. Apple suit and counter-suit, these types of suits can take months if not years to resolve, especially in the still forming smartphone space.
[HTC via Android Central]
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