Not 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 HTCâ€™s distributors, Exedea, in a clear attempt to turn the screws on the company whoâ€™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 HTCâ€™s handsets.
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