We haven’t really heard anything from HTC since Apple [AAPL] filed a lawsuit against them on the 2nd March 2010, for alleged iPhone patent infringements.
HTC has now issued a statement in response to Apple’s lawsuit, here is what HTc’s CEO, Peter Chou had to say about the lawsuit.
“HTC disgarees with Apple’s actions and will fully defend itself. HTC strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies as we have always done, but we will continue to embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience possible,”
So it looks like this may end up going to court after all, although it was thought before that Apple and HTC may reach an out of court agreement.
The lawsuit, which is directed at HTC, is also a lawsuit against Google [GOOG] and their Android OS, which has multitouch features, if Apple wins this one against HTC then they will have grounds to go after Google and their Android OS.
It will be interesting to see how this turns out, if Apple wins it could end up affecting a wide range of smartphone manufacturers who may have to come up with some new design for their multitouch technology for their smartphones.
Have a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
via Mobile Burn