Apple today announced a new lawsuit filing against HTC, the maker of the Nexus One in regards to an alleged infringement of 20 iPhone-related patents. The patents cover such specifics as the user interface, architecture, and hardware.
Apple today filed a lawsuit against HTC for infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone's user interface, underlying architecture and hardware. The lawsuit was filed concurrently with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in U.S. District Court in Delaware.HTC has been a major player in the exploding Android Smart Phone industry. It will be interesting to see how this plays out and whether Google will get involved as well.
"We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We've decided to do something about it," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours."