In the Dutch Telegraph HTC has commented on their high profile patent suite with Apple.
"It is part of the business," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. "We must face it and anyone can go through."
HTC, with its Android handsets, is seen as one of the most direct challengers to Appleâ€™s domination of the industry, and has recently reported shipments of between 5.5 and 6 million handsets into USA, its fastest growing market.
HTC, who is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the Netherlands, after Nokia, has told the Telegraph they do not expect the impending litigation to have any influence on the running of the company.