In hindsight, one can clearly comment that Apple has started feeling the heat, meaning the temperature is rising with every sunrise. It seems the legal clouds have completely taken over the battleground and are all set to come up with some water. In a series of claims, Apple has filed HTC again over patent rights, this time during the business hours earlier today. With this, the contention between the two has further aggravated, depicting some real competition in the coming times.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) that is already reviewing three other arguments between the two has got another complaint from the iPad maker. The fresh claim has taken the tally to five. The other three are also linked to technology deployed in iPad and iPod devices.
“HTC is disappointed at Apple’s constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market,” added HTC general counsel Grace Lei in a declaration.
“HTC strongly denies all infringement claims raised by Apple in the past and present and reiterates our determination and commitment to protect our intellectual property rights,” she whispered.
HTC advertises its own product of smartphones and also creates handsets for an integer of leading US entities that includes the Nexus One, made public by Apple’s main rival Google.
Apparently, In March 2010 Apple had visited the ITC to inspect the Taiwan Company over iPhone patents. The action was subsequently followed by HTC filing for a search into potential software patent mistreatment by the California-based company.
Industry experts believe that though it is easy to call one by filing a suit, however getting a legal verdict on the same is highly difficult. One can only blame the grey nature of the market that doesn’t appear to change its color in the near future.