Emily Tan
Dec 20, 2011

ITC rules in Apple's favour; HTC not concerned

GLOBAL - The International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled on Monday that HTC had infringed on one of Apple's patents and starting 19 April 2012 would impose a formal import ban on any HTC Android phones affected by the ruling in the US. Experts say the limited ruling will not impact HTC greatly.

A selection of HTC's Android phones

Apple initially filed a suit against HTC accusing the Taiwanese phone manufacturer of infringing 10 patents. In July, an administrative law judge at the commission ruled that HTC had infringed two of Apple's patents - 263 and 647. On Monday the ITC reversed the decision on the 263 patent and ruled that the 647 patent had been partially infringed on HTC phones running on Android 1.6 to 2.2.

The 647 patent related to technology that...

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