Apple Didn't Step On HTC Smartphone Patent: ITC

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 9:02 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday handed Apple Inc. victory in a suit brought by HTC Corp., upholding an administrative law judge's initial determination that Apple hadn't infringed one of HTC's patents covering smartphone technology and ending its investigation.

The ruling that Apple didn't infringe U.S. Patent Number 6,999,800 followed the ITC's previous termination of infringement claims on four other HTC patents, after acting Chief Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock made an initial determination in October that Apple had committed no violations under Section...
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