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Rocketta
Mar 3rd, 2010, 07:51 PM
Apple Sues Google-Phone Maker HTC for Stealing iPhone Technology


Posted Mar 02, 2010 10:10am EST by Jay Yarow in Investing (http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/Investing), Internet (http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/Internet), Media (http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/Media), Products and Trends (http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/Products-and-Trends), Mobile (http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/Mobile) Related: AAPL (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=AAPL), NOK (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=NOK), EK (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=EK), T (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=T), XLK (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=XLK), QQQQ (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=QQQQ), goog (http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=goog)

http://l.yimg.com/a/p/fi/27/83/37.jpgFrom The Business Insider (http://www.businessinsider.com/alleyinsider), March 2, 2010:
Apple today filed a lawsuit against mobile devices maker HTC. The suit claims infringement of 20 patents related to the iPhone's user interface, underlying architecture, and hardware.



In the release (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2010/03/02patents.html), 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 significant competitor to the iPhone, AP reports (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Apple-suing-phone-maker-HTC-apf-2769965986.html?x=0). It's also making the Nexus One phone that Google is selling directly to consumers.


It looks like the Nexus One, and other HTC phones, may have hit too close to home for Steve Jobs.


Earlier, we supposed that Apple's multi-touch user interface could be the basis for the lawsuit. But after examining the complaint, it appears that Apple is NOT suing over multitouch (http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-not-going-after-htc-over-multitouch-2010-3), but rather a bunch of other software. (When Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone, he touted its multitouch screen, then said, "And boy, have we patented it.")


Meanwhile, Apple is already tied up in a patent lawsuit (http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-sues-nokia-2009-12) with Nokia, claiming Nokia is stealing Apple technology. Nokia says Apple is stealing its technology. Kodak is also suing Apple (http://www.businessinsider.com/kodak-files-a-lawsuit-against-apple-and-rim-2010-1) claiming technology theft.


Basically, Apple's patent lawyers are going to be busy for the next year or so.
More coverage from The Business Insider (http://www.businessinsider.com/alleyinsider):

15 Features Apple Must Build Into iPhone OS 4 (http://www.businessinsider.com/iphone-os-4-features-2010-2)
10 Burning Questions About Apple's iPad (http://www.businessinsider.com/10-burning-questions-about-apples-ipad-2010-2)

Rocketta
Mar 3rd, 2010, 07:52 PM
It sounds loke they all steal from each other!

Certinfy
Mar 3rd, 2010, 07:54 PM
And Apple are still suing Nokia as well :lol:

Anyway in this case, I can't see Apple winning :D HTC > iPhone by far IMO.

Rocketta
Mar 3rd, 2010, 09:33 PM
my sister has an HTC and she's had to have it replaced more than 3 times because it would just stop working. :help:

Certinfy
Mar 3rd, 2010, 09:41 PM
my sister has an HTC and she's had to have it replaced more than 3 times because it would just stop working. :help:
Ouch, that's kinda bad :( U know what model it is?

Rocketta
Mar 4th, 2010, 12:25 AM
Ouch, that's kinda bad :( U know what model it is?

I don't know what the model is but it's one of the touch screens and we constantly get calls from her while it's lying in her pocketbook. :lol:

youizahoe
Mar 20th, 2010, 03:11 PM
Apple will not win any of their appeals, they'll end up losing and paying a few billions.

youizahoe
Mar 20th, 2010, 03:16 PM
And Apple are still suing Nokia as well :lol:

Anyway in this case, I can't see Apple winning :D HTC > iPhone by far IMO.

They won't win VS Nokia either. Nokia has at least 16 patents, where Apple can't do anything against. Then the fact, Nokia sued Apple, because Apple was the only one not paying for technologies where Nokia needed 20 years of R&D and a total cost of $40 billion....

And all other brands that use it, do pay a fee of $10-$50 per device.

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Apple doesn't know that, Microsoft and Google will probably force with HTC to kick Apple out of the game.

It's sad, I love Apple products, but the management behind Apple is absurd.