HTC, another huge name in phone industry has filed a patent complaint against Apple, asking for the US sale of iPhones, iPads and iPods to be halted. As we can remember, Apple has also sued HTC last March, alleging it to have infringed 20 patents relating to the iPhone.
Now HTC has turned back the allegations to Apple. They argued that Apple had infringed on five of its patents.
“We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industrial partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones,” said Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s vice president for North America.
“It’s tit-for-tat to a degree because Apple sued HTC first and this is HTC fighting back,” Van Baker of research firm Gartner has told BBC. “It is not uncommon to have potential patent infringements as new products come to market. Usually they are worked out via some cross-licensing deal but in the interim it is highly unlikely anyone will be shut out of the market.” Baker added.
These infringement issues is not only true between HTC and Apple. Nokia, another tech giant is also involved in it. It seems that the tech giants has been throwing allegations to each other back and forth. We really don’t saying the truth and who’s not.