Apple Notches Limited Win In HTC Smartphone IP Case

Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 7:25 PM EST) -- In a ruling experts said is only a minor victory for Apple Inc., the U.S. International Trade Commission found Monday that HTC Corp.'s smartphones infringe a single Apple patent, and ordered a ban on imports of HTC's products beginning in April.

The ruling marks the first time one of the numerous patent suits involving smartphone makers in the U.S. has reached a conclusion. However, the ruling is limited in scope and will not give Apple much leverage in its overall patent assault on phones that use...
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