Apple had filed a complaint in March last year against HTC which covered a total of ten patents being misused by HTC. A judge with the U.S. International Trade Commission has finally ruled that HTC’s Android phones infringe on two of ten Apple patents.
There hasn’t been any action taken as of yet but the ITC’s decision will now be reviewed by a six-member Commission. The two patents HTC confirmed to be infringing cover a “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data,” and a “real-time signal processing system for serially transmitted data,” respectively. Both patents are said to be hugely important to the core Android OS, and if upheld, the ruling could be incredibly damaging to the rest of Google’s Android partners.
“We are highly confident we have a strong case for the ITC appeals process and are fully prepared to defend ourselves using all means possible,” said Grace Lei, General Counsel of HTC. “We strongly believe we have alternate solutions in place for the issues raised by Apple. We look forward to resolving this case, so we can continue creating the most innovative mobile experiences for consumers.”