Will Apple shift their attentions to HTC in the Patent War?

This isn’t a new story. It was as far back as March 2010 that Apple first filed papers with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US District Court in Delaware claiming HTC infringed on a number of Apple's patents.

Until May this year, there hadn’t been a lot of movement on the case. But in May, the HTC One X and HTC 4G LTE were halted by US customs and in July Apple’s “slide to unlock” patent was ruled invalid by a judge in the UK.

Now that Apple has been successful claiming Samsung infringed on their patents, HTC are likely to be next on their list. But Cher Wang, chairperson of HTC, has stated that they have no intention of settling and are prepare to enter into a legal battle with Apple. She went on to add:

HTC has great skills in innovation and has the confidence to face legal lawsuits with Apple. Samsung's loss does not mean the failure of the entire Google Android ecosystem.

Wang added that the Taiwanese market needs to increase its efforts, but believes their future will be better than 2012.

HTC are expected to give at least 3 new models their debuts, including the successors to the HTC One X and the One V.

Source: Digitimes
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