HTC is going to appeal a ruling by a United States trade body which accuses it for the infringement of two patents held by Apple Inc. Last year, Apple filed a complaint against HTC with the US International Trade Commission accusing it of violating ten patents related to the iPhone.
HTC said that it will “vigorously fight” these two remaining patents through an appeal before the ITC commissioners who make the final decision. According to HTC, it will use “all means possible” to defend itself.
HTC general counsel Grace Lei said in a statement that, “We strongly believe we have alternate solutions in place for the issues raised by Apple. We look forward to resolving this case.”
The patents which, according to Apple, were violated by HTC deal with how the phone handles data sent to it from other devices over a network and how a device opens an e-mail.
HTC continues to deny all allegations of Apple over its patents and is seriously planning to protect its intellectual property which has been targeted by the American giant since last year.
As the competition in the smartphone market is on increase, more patent related disputes in near future won’t come off as a surprise.
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