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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Apple Sues HTC

Apple has announced that it is suing HTC, the Taiwan based smart phone provider, which uses the Google Android operating system. As reported in the NY Times:

Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, said in a news release: “We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it.” Mr. Jobs added: “We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.”

The legal documents from the suit, posted by the technology blog Gizmodo, cite patent infringement across numerous areas, including touch screens, power conservation and the orientation of graphics on a mobile phone.

So you are in management at Samsung or LG and you see this news--what do you do with your Google Android phone that you are developing?

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