A Reuters report confirms that the ruling by the International Trade Commission, with reference to the Apple vs HTC lawsuit that was scheduled originally for December 6th, 2011 has been invariably pushed ahead by a week. The actual reason behind the delay lies in ambiguity, hence a clear picture of what lies ahead and what course the lawsuit may take cannot be stated.

Google now comes on HTC's side

Patent woes

With the ruling by the ITC now set for December 19th, 2011, a lot is at stake for HTC. Apple Inc. has accused HTC for having infringed patents owned by them, and has subsequently appealed to the ITC for a ban on the imports of HTC smartphones in the U.S. Reportedly, the U.S is a crucial market for HTC, since as much as 50 percent of the company's revenue comes from there.

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