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HTC to defend itself vs. Apple patent suit

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Taiwan cell phone maker HTC, accused by Apple of infringing on iPhone patents, said Thursday it will “fully defend” itself against the charges.
“HTC disagrees with Apple’s actions and will fully defend itself,” HTC Chief Executive Peter Chou said in a statement.
“HTC strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies as we have always done,” Chou said.
The HTC chief executive did not directly address the charges from Apple, which filed suit against HTC, maker of the Nexus One smartphone from Google, on March 2 and accused the Taiwanese firm of infringing on 20 iPhone patents.
Chou said that HTC “will continue to embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience possible.”
“From day one, HTC has focused on creating cutting-edge innovations that deliver unique value for people looking for a smartphone,” he said.
Jason Mackenzie, vice president of HTC America, said “HTC has always taken a partnership-oriented, collaborative approach to business.
“This has led to long-standing strategic partnerships with the top software, Internet and wireless technology companies in the industry as well as the top US, European and Asian mobile operators,” Mackenzie said.
Apple accused HTC of infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the “user interface, underlying architecture and hardware” of the iPhone, the popular touchscreen device introduced in 2007 by the company behind the iPod and the Macintosh computer.
AFP


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