Apple Loses Bid To Bring 4 Patents Into HTC Suit

Law360, New York (May 23, 2012, 1:58 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. on Tuesday was blocked from bringing counterclaims in a patent infringement suit brought by smartphone rival HTC Corp. when a Delaware federal judge ruled the patents Apple sought to assert were too different from those cited by HTC.

U.S. District Judge Gregory M. Sleet denied Apple's bid to amend its counterclaims to add allegations of infringement of four of its own mobile device patents in response to HTC's suit accusing its rival of infringing four separate — and, as the judge emphasized, distinct —...
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