Apple has won a patent case against HTC, which could see some of HTC’s Android smartphones banned in the US, although HTC has until next April to find a work around for the patent.
The ITC has just ruled in Apple’s favor regarding a patent relating to ‘data tapping’, although HTC have already said that they have a work around, which they will obviously implement before the ban comes into force.
[…] the Commission hereby ORDERS that:
1. Personal data and mobile communication devices and related software covered by claims 1 or 8 of the ‘647 patent that are manufactured abroad by or on behalf of, or imported by or on behalf of, [HTC and its affiliates] are excluded from entry for consumption into the United States, […]
You can find out full details on the patent in question over at Foss Patents.
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