The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has in its latest ruling, with respect to the ongoing lawsuit between Apple Inc. and HTC Corp. has stated that the Cupertino-based company does not infringe on the patents, which HTC alleges. In 2010, HTC had filed a complaint against Apple, accusing the iPad maker of infringing on five of its patents, pertaining to technologies for power management and phone dialing. To this effect, HTC Corp. asked the ITC to “bar some versions of Apple's iPods, iPhones and iPads from being imported into the United States.”
This isn't HTC's first loss to Apple in their ongoing lawsuit. Back in October, last year, HTC Corp. lost a preliminary injunction against Apple at the U.S. International Trade Commission, when the judge stated Apple was not found violating any patents, pertaining to the same above mentioned technologies. That time, however, it was just a preliminary injunction that had slipped out of HTC's hands. On losing the preliminary injunction, HTC had stated that they were confident on victory in the long run. Back then, HTC general counsel, Grace Lei had stated, “This is only one step of many in these legal proceedings. We are confident we have a strong case for the ITC appeals process and are fully prepared to protect our intellectual property.“
This month, as stated in our previous report, the entire commission would announce their decision, whether to “uphold or reject the ITC judge's decision.” Now, clearly with HTC even losing out on the latest ruling, things surely don't look good for the Taiwanese company.