ITC To Probe HTC Over New Apple Patent Claims

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 6:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission opened an investigation Monday into Apple Inc.'s latest claims that HTC Corp. infringes several patents through its importation of Android-based smartphones and other electronics into the U.S.

The ITC voted to take up Apple's complaint over portable electronic devices and related software imported and sold by Taiwan-based HTC and its U.S. and Exedea Inc. units. The commission emphasized, however, that the decision to investigate the infringement claims did not indicate how it would eventually rule on the merits.

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