March 18, 2010

HTC responds to Apple's claim of patent theft

HTC has responded to Apple's claim of alleged patent theft, disagreeing with the company and making it clear that it intends to defend itself against the claim. It seems HTC may be gearing up for a court battle.

Apple has claimed that the mobile company stole some of its patented ideas, including the 'swipe to unlock" function and various deeper software functions.

However, HTC has made a statement defending itself against these claims, saying: "HTC disagrees with Apple's actions and will fully defend itself."

Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation stated: "HTC strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies as we have always done, but we will continue to embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience possible."

He continued: "From day one, HTC has focused on creating cutting-edge innovations that deliver unique value for people looking for a smartphone. In 1999 we started designing the XDA and T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition, our first touchscreen smartphones, and they both shipped in 2002 with more than 50 additional HTC smartphone models shipping since then."

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