Apple Sues Google-Phone Maker Htc For Stealing There Iphone Technology
Apple Sues Google-Phone Maker HTC for Stealing There iPhone Technology
Apple filed a lawsuit today against mobile devices maker HTC. The suit claims infringement of 20 patents related to there iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture, and hardware.
POLL:Do you Think Apple will Win This Lawsuit?
VOTE YES or VOTE NO
Get a Free Iphone and itunes Gift Card for your opinion
In the release, Steve Jobs says, “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…We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.”
Taiwan-based HTC was the first company to manufacture a cell phone based on Google’s Android operating system, which has emerged as a top competitor to the apple iPhone, AP reports. HTC is also making the Nexus One smart phone that Google is selling right to consumers.
Looks like the Nexus One, and other HTC phones, got to close for comfort for apples Steve Jobs.
Earlier, we thought that Apple’s multi-touch user interface could be the reason for the suit. But after looking at the complaint, it seams that Apple is NOT suing over multitouch, but rather a lot of other softwareTechnology. (When Steve Jobs revealed the iPhone, he touted its multitouch screen, then said, “And boy, have we patented it.”)
POLL:Which Phone Do you Like Best?
VOTE NexusOne or VOTE Apple Iphone
Test and Keep The Ipad for your opinion
Also, Apple is tied up in another patent lawsuit with Nokia, saying Nokia is stealing Apple technology to. Nokia says Apple is stealing its technology. Kodak is also suing Apple claiming technology theft.
Apple’s patent lawyers are going to be busy for a very very long time!!