ITC Lets Apple Off Hook In HTC Smartphone Patent Case

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday handed Apple Inc. a preliminary victory in a case brought by HTC Corp., finding Apple did not infringe four of the Taiwanese company's patents covering smartphone technology.

In an initial determination, acting Chief Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock found Apple had committed no violations under Section 337 of the Tariff Act in importing its iPhones and other products, but did uphold the validity of the HTC patents.

The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent Numbers 5,541,988; 6,320,957; 6,999,800; and 7,716,505,...
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