HTC said it is “highly confident” it has a strong case for the appeals process of the US International Trade Commission, after an ITC judge ruled that the company had infringed two patents held by Apple. In a statement, Grace Lei, General Counsel of HTC, said that the company is “fully prepared to defend ourselves using all means possible.”
HTC said it was “dismayed” by a new round of legal action initiated by Apple, and that the iPhone maker has “resorted to competition in the courts rather than the market place.” Apple filed a second complaint with the US International Trade Commission last Friday, asserting infringement of five patents.
The patent spat between Apple and Nokia rumbles on, with news today that the Finnish vendor has filed a further complaint with the US ITC “alleging that Apple infringes additional Nokia patents in virtually all of its mobile phones, portable music players, tablets and computers.”
Apple is recruiting a team of lawyers who have fought for and against some of the world’s largest companies – such as Microsoft, Intel and Broadcom – as the Californian vendor begins its legal case with Nokia before the International Trade Commission (ITC) this week.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) said it will review Apple’s patent claims against Motorola
Bloomberg reports that the staff of the US International Trade Commission believe that Nokia should not be found guilty of patent infringement, following legal action initiated by Apple.