It seems the fight between Apple and HTC is going to go on for some time yet, with HTC filing a suit with the Internationl Trade Commision, regarding five of HTCs patents.
As the innovator of the original Windows Mobile PocketPC Phone Edition in 2002 and the first Android smartphone in 2008, HTC believes the industry should be driven by healthy competition and innovation that offer consumers the best, most accessible mobile experiences possible. We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones.
HTC is requesting the blocking of imports to the US of the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
If the ITC did block any imports of the companies currently fighting over patents, the disputes would most likely be sorted out over nightâ€¦ No such luck so far, and so Nokia, HTC and Apple are all likely to lose. Nowâ€™s a good time to be in patent law though!
The full press release is here.