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HTC Files Lawsuit Against Apple Using Patents that Were in Google Control Last Week


According to Bloomberg, HTC has filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing Apple of infringing on its patents. The nine patents in question were transferred over to HTC from Google on September 1, 2011. The patents were initially under the control of Palm, Motorola, and Openwave Systems before Google took ownership of them last year. 

HTC sued Apple today in federal court in Delaware, claiming infringement of four of those patents that originally were issued to Motorola. Taoyuan, Taiwan-based HTC also amended a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, alleging infringement of three patents first issued to Openwave and two others originally owned by Palm.

Apple and HTC are currently in a lawsuit battle that initially began early last year. The battle has since seen several counter lawsuits between Apple and HTC. 

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