HTC, Apple, Dell Face Patent Suit Over Audio Tech

Law360, New York (December 22, 2010, 12:42 PM EST) -- Hybrid Audio LLC has sued HTC Corp., Apple Inc. and Dell Inc., claiming that several of their smartphones, computers and music players breach a patent related to audio processing technology.

In the complaint, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Texas, Hybrid said that its business and property rights have suffered because of the allegedly infringing devices that all contain hardware or software for processing audio information associated with the MP3 standard.

Three HTC subsidiaries — HTC (B.V.I.) Corp., HTC America Inc....
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