Apple wins patent ruling against HTC – and may be able to extend it to Android

Apple has won a preliminary ruling from a US trade panel judge that Taiwanese handset maker HTC Corp infringed on two of the California company’s patents.The win may mean Apple can go after other Android handset makers for licence fees, though the decision must still be ratified by a full panel. It could also allow Apple to demand an import ban to the US against HTC before the end of the year.To read this report in The Guardian in full, see:
www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/18/apple-htc-android-patent-infringement

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