Apple v. HTC
In March 2010, Apple filed suit against HTC in the U.S. District Court of Delaware and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), seeking a permanent ban on the import or sale of allegedly infringing HTC mobile devices. Apple argued that HTC’s smartphone technology infringed on 20 of Apple’s patents “related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture, and hardware.” These patents, dating as far back as 1995, involve a number of highly technical concepts such as real-time signal processing and device power management.
As a consulting expert for HTC, DisputeSoft analyzed patents at issue in the case before the ITC. DisputeSoft’s software patent infringement experts performed an extensive source-code review of the mobile and desktop operating systems used by iPhone and Android mobile devices, including a detailed examination of low-level drivers and firmware, and constructed claim charts to support HTC’s contentions of invalidity, non-infringement, and lack of domestic industry.
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