Popular handset manufacturer, HTC is the latest one to have got its head trapped under Apple’s axe. In a complaint filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Apple leveled allegations against HTC over its patented iPad, and iPhone. In the filed complaint, although a copy of the same wasn’t available, it was learned that Apple approached the U.S. ITC with charges of five infringed patents by HTC.
According to the complaint filed on the 8th of July, 2011, HTC has infringed patents pertaining to software architecture and user interfaces in portable electronic devices, touch screens' hardware and movement sensors, among others, which according to Apple constitute its ‘path-breaking technology’. If the judgment sways in Apple’s favor, then the U.S. ITC will look at the complete ban on the imports of HTC products.
Apple had launched a similar case with the U.S. ITC against HTC, the verdict of which can be expected to come out around August 5th, this year. Observers however believe that this move by Apple is triggered by the competition from players like HTC, Samsung, and Motorola in the smartphone and tablet sphere.