HTC Faces Video Chip Patent Infringement Suit

Law360, New York (September 23, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT) -- Advanced Video Technologies LLC filed suit Thursday in New York federal court accusing HTC Corp. and two subsidiaries of manufacturing smartphones that infringe a patent covering video compression technology.

AVT alleges that Taiwan-based HTC imported smartphones that violate at least one claim in the patent, which describes a method of capturing video and storing it on a single chip video codec that compresses and decompresses the data.

The suit is the latest of several in the past month alleging that HTC's smartphones infringe patented technology in...
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