Apple v. HTC

Apple v. HTC, a software patent infringement caseDisputeSoft was engaged as a consulting expert in the matter of Apple v. HTC, a patent infringement dispute between two major smartphone manufacturers. DisputeSoft assisted HTC in finding evidence to support its contentions of invalidity, non-infringement, and lack of domestic industry through source-code review, claim charting, and prior-art research.

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.

Some of DisputeSoft’s software patent infringement experts who worked on this case were Brendan McParland, Josh Siegel, Jeff Parmet, and Nick Ferrara.

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