Apple Ups Attack On HTC Over Smartphone Patents

Law360, New York (June 24, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. has stepped up its patent litigation war against HTC Corp., filing a new suit claiming HTC-made smartphones using Google Inc.'s Android operating system infringe four of its patents.

Apple lodged its latest complaint Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, seeking enhanced damages for what it claims is willful infringement by HTC. The Taiwanese smartphone maker's U.S. and British Virgin Islands-based subsidiaries are also named as defendants.

The asserted patents — U.S. Patent Numbers 7,383,453; 7,657,849; 6,282,646; and 7,380,116, all...
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