Apple attacks HTC once again with fresh set of patents

Apple trolls with patents, ... againNot satisfied with challenging HTC in federal court and the ITC, Apple has once again gone on the attack, accusing the company in Delaware District Court in a second law suite of infringing 4 Apple patents.

The patents cited include:

  • Patent 7,383,453: Conserving power by reducing voltage supplied to an instruction-processing portion of a processor (granted June 3, 2008)
  • Patent 7,657,849: Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image (granted February 2, 2010)
  • Patent 6,282,646: System for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration (granted August 28, 2001)
  • Patent 7,380,116: System for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration (granted May 27, 2008)

Apple has also attacked one of HTC’s distributors, Exedea, in a clear attempt to turn the screws on the company who’s increasingly popular handsets is challenging Apple in the important US market. Apple has recently lost the second position in the US smartphone market to Android phones, primarily led by HTC’s handsets.

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