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HTC Sues Apple, Seeks To Ban Sale Of Apple’s Products In United States

In a slight change of lineup, HTC has now sued Apple for patent infringement. Their claim is that Apple is infringing on several patents that are in use on Apple’s i*ods, i*ads, i*hones, and their wide range of computers (did HTC patent glass?!?). Is this not becoming more and more ridiculous? HTC has not released information on which specific patents Apple is infringing, but we are sure the legal docs shall be released eventually.

What’s even better is that HTC is seeking to ban the sale of these products in the entire US. Excuse me but, “zOMG!” Someone in Washington needs to give all these companies a good spanking for all this craziness. Rest assured, if HTC has a case, this will make national news. Even more news worthy is if they win and Apple has to stop selling their products. Could you imagine that?

What are everyone’s thoughts on this newest lawsuit? Getting a tidbit crazy now?

Via: Phandroid

  • Netpeer

    Are you people f. nuts?? HTC doesn’t have any patents stop this non sense! Motorola and Nokia both have almost all of them, invented phones, strong radio etc. Apple has the lead on user interface, where was google when they came up with their IOS (ipods etc). Apple sucks in radio part and technology itsef and they hav ebeen copying stuff from mot nokia etc …but coem on HTC?? HTC is like the Hyundai of cars…they will never be lexus or infiniti, period.

  • NoahRHPS

    I think all the companies should just stop fighting. And continue producing.

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t about winning the case, its about trying to settle with Apple. If both companies present claims against each other, instead of dragging out the battle in court, they’re likely to settle. This is just HTC trying to get Apple off its back with their claims, not to actually get Apple’s devices banned.

  • Anonymous


  • Shanklin07

    I think this is a bad move. Of course I don’t know the legal details of this case but taking the whole recent story of patent trolling by companies like apple makes me sick. It becomes anti competitive at a certain point. Which we all know what happens when competition is taken away, quality and innovation are sacrificed.  Simply if you ask me, if apple sues everyone, fine; but by not shallowing to their level is what makes a company better imo. Hell its what makes this country better. If someone wrongs you you don’t do the same. 

  • i would want HTC to turn the tables on apple for turning the industry into patent troll’s! And even though it would be wrong for HTC to stop apple from selling not only in any country but in there own turf its still wrong no matter how much apple deserves it. I wish that HTC would win then show who the better person is & allow apple to keep selling there products, but have apple pay all the legal fee’s, have apple pay all the royalty fee’s on the S3 patents from before HTC bought the patents & after for as long as they use it also the damages they cost HTC for anything imaginable. The question is would apple let HTC off the hook & would agree to somehow allow HTC to keep there products selling in the U.S. like microsoft did? *made them pay royalty, while apple just wants them to disappear* so should they screw apple if they could or be more passive?

  • Where do you think HTC as well as other companies got their ideas for smartphones, Apple.  Where do you think Microsoft got their ideas 5 years after Apple has implemented them?  Trust me, Apple doesn’t need to steal any ideas or patents from underdogs like HTC.  If anything, Apple does however get many of its features for new firmware from jailbroken phones running Apps made by 3rd parties, as well as the unofficial iPhone Dev Team.

  • Yuvi

    Wondering why the concept of Patent exists in the world !?

  • I’m not sure who started all this patent infringement bullshit, but apple has been pushing the envelope lately — its good to see someone trying to hit back hard.  What apple claims to have patented is complete bs!!

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  • Justin

     companies get too sue-happy these days..we cant handle straight competition so we’ll just sue ’em.imma sue DL for printing this article….

  • Anonymous

    ijustine and soldier knows best heads just exploded hearing about the possibility of apple products getting banned

  • Anonymous

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  • Phillip Aleksandr

    “Even more news worthy is if they win and Apple has to stop selling their products. Could you imagine that?”

    Can I imagine? This would be a dream come true. Honestly I cannot stand Apple, as a company. If you want to buy an i”item” then fine, its your money spend it how you see fit. But Apple as a company is so immature, so fundamentally irritating that its greatest supporting cast of fans ends up being hipsters. Please HTC win this lawsuit.

  • Linettnc

    “…Someone in Washington needs to give all these companies a good spanking for all this craziness. …”

    Ummmmm…apparently you missed the whole budget/credit ceiling debate just recently in D.C.right?  You were vacationing on Mars right?

    Mind you, I’d love NOTHING more than to see someone make the Apple disappear from the planet but DUDE!!!!  Really think about what your asking for here – crazy people spanking crazy people!  That’s just wrong…

  • Anonymous

    call it what you want, turnabout is fair play, what comes around goes around, the golden rule….Apple has brought this on themselves. At this point, I’m surprised that Apple hasn’t tried to sue to ban all smart phones everywhere because they invented them o.O

  • Get ’em, HTC. {{-_-}}

  • Dbldwnlnv

    Apple has forced this exact same situation to other companies in other countries, why should they be treated any differently.

  • Hello

    I would love for apple to loose since apple managed to block the  Samsung  tablets sales  over in the UK a taste of their own medicine would be good

  • Cdavis993

    Sounds like awesome idea to me…..Go HTC

  • Emily

    Payback’s a bitch. OMFG I want them to win soooooooo really really really really very very very bad. Just so Apple gets payback for consistently constantly being little bitches.

  • Anonymous

    Poor Apple…NOT!

  • Anonymous

    My 2¢ is apple products are overrated, overpriced, uncreative, underpowered kids toys. If you really want to do something serious get a pc. I sold my iPod touch because my dx has half a dozen media players that I like better and can easily upgrade the as card if I want more music on my phone.
    I do have a 120gb classic that stays constantly hooked up to my car stereo in the glovebox because my head unit syncs to it nicely(which my phone can do also but I got sick of plugging in and unplugging all the time).
    To each his own but I think apple products are easy to use because of lack of options and that’s why I love pc and android!!

  • Silencedelta

    Yea i think apple deserves this after what they have been doing

  • Base

    These patent infringement have gone over the edge.. in the long run only the consumers are getting hurt. 

  • Mikedeamicis

    i love the free market and innovation through competition. but i really want to see apple burn so in this on case, i am a bad person as well and want HTC to win no mater how stupidly ridiculous this is. 

  • Jon Tobin

    i wish all these companies would stop wasting money suing each other and actually invent something new and awesome. pretty sure lawyers aren’t too good at r&d.

  • Anonymous

    I cant wait for the day when the ifail gets discontinued because everyone has an Android. They are the biggest damn baby’s in the world and HATE competition. Glad that HTC is giving them a taste of their own medicine.

  • Apple NEEEDS to loose this case, they Sue way to much, for illegitimate reasons. They sued HTC on 2 patents that smartphones use, it’s redicolous.

  • gerbergeek

    Go HTC! Finally somone is standing up to the fakest company alive!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this will make someone realize that patents for software and other redundant patents are ridiculous, what if *pple patented peeing? Then what would we all do? I can see some hardware infringement being ok but if your suing another company because you thought about swiping left to go left well what else are you going to do swipe right to go left? My .02

  • Is over of = % over 100 I love mac books but please let this happen.

  • KPa

    Apple started this fight with HTC. Glad to see HTC go on the offensive against them this time around.

  • The day Apple makes something that doesn’t suck is the day they start making vacuum cleaners.

  • Connora87

    It will never happen. There’s a lot more at stake for apple than there is for HTC. Plus, the government will never allow the stop of such a huge amount of revenue and tax dollars.

  • Anonymous

    Yo anyone out there? Ok please do me a favor and repost this website on your wall, twitter, google+, bbm whatever it will help me out and I need to get my name out there here is my site art-numb.blogspot.com please do this for me, thank you.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    It looks like Apple is getting some of it’s medicine.

  • Zach747

    Lol Suing Apple? they have more money than god

  • Patent wars episode 3 : the revenge

  • Anonymous

    Love it!!  About time Stevie gets a taste of his own medicine!!  What will be even better is when the Apple train gets stopped in its litigation tracks when Google starts waving the Moto patents in their face.  Since Moto practically created cellular communication, all i*hones and 3G i*ads infringe!!  Ban em all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You’ll see me wiping my eyes but that will be because I was laughing so hard….

  • Please for the love of God let HTC win this. I hate HTC but I HATE Apple. 

  • Anonymous

    Apple has been making the same kind of lawsuits against everyone else (samsung actually DID have to stop selling their product in europe). Happy to see someone giving them their own shit. Will never work though, people with the most money make the rules and apple has the most money.

  • Ufish2

    damn jobs looks rough…i see who they model zombies after..x)

  • Anonymous

    Hahahah, sorry I had to post it.


  • Anonymous

    Karma’s a bitch.

  • I agree about the spanking. None of these companies care about us, the users. They only care about their backroom Patent Monopoly games. It’s disgusting.

  • Anonymous

    It is a good time to be a lawyer

  • Nathan Buth

    would be a bad thing for me since im going into mobile development….shooting for google, but if apple is all i could get id take it :/  dont care for apples practices at all but they do in the end make good products, whether better or not you cannot look at some of their things and say oh that is absolutely hideous because they arent.  now the other side of this on why i hope this doesnt happen, is that apple has a larger iconic fanbase than that of android, therefor when they launch something people finally understand the use for it.  there were android tablets out before the ipad but nobody really ever got tablets until the ipad was released and showed them a practical use for them. the last reason i dont want it to go through, is its worse than what apples been doing.  sueing apple im fine with, please by all means do that htc, but making them have to stop their sales of products in a country they not only existed in before htc but started in as well is just sickening to me…

  • J3ss3 Priest

    It’s about time apple had a taste of their own medicine.. Even if htc loses hopefully apple realizes that them bullying the competition is just going to end up screwing them

  • Warlike1919

    I know this is off topic but if you live in syracuse. And areas around it verizon 4g seems to be coming on and off today

  • This whole thing is ridiculous, but hot damn it’s funny. It’s like the school yard, if a bully (apple) pushes you..(HTC) punch him in the face! lol

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely ridiculous, but hey, we’ve seen crazier things happen.

  • Just because Apple is so arrogant in their advertising and propaganda, I want to see HTC win!

  • RedOne1

    Yay for HTC 😀

  • Rizzidy

    Injunctions are standard in patent cases.  Try learning a little bit before you post “zOMG” like this is something out of the ordinary.  What would be surprising is if an injunction were NOT granted.  That has only happened a few times and is a recent development in the law.

    The whole point of a patent is to exclude.  I really wish you would just stop posting articles.

  • Not gonna lie, there is no way they will suceed haha. I hate iphones and not a big fan of apple, but alot of people are

  • BroRob

    BWAHAHA That should put Steve in a bad position. He can’t
    say those are ridiculous claims because that would be admitting they have ridiculous
    claims. All they can say now is touché!

  • I think HTC is just trying to point out how ridiculous the whole system is by doing this. They don’t actually expect to win this case.

  • Bryce

    I reaaly hope this goes through, just to see the look on my I*hone fanboy friends face.

  • Bert336

    sue them bitxhes! +1 for HTC

  • Anonymous

    “Is this not becoming more and more ridiculous?”

    It was already ridiculous when Apple started suing over “look and Feel” and using the name “Appstore”.  I figure fighting fire with fire is only right.  Wasn’t Apple already found to be violating patents HTC holds?  Maybe this is to punish them for that violation.

  • Anonymous

    If HTC can pull something off that monumental it would be huge.  But Apple has to stop first followed by everyone else.  It’s past out of control already but more so from Apple.  

  • JP

    I’m all for HTC actively enforcing their patent rights, but come on!  What judge in their right mind will enjoin the sale of Apple products in the U.S.?  Apple’s one of the few bright spots in the entire US economy right now.

  • Death to Apple!!! But all joking aside — this lawsuit will probably be thrown out like the others and shown that it has no merit. But atleast someone has finally tried to put Apple in their place to stop all these suits trying to stop a competitor…

  • JDRyan

    Am I the only one here that thinks that HTC should be the adult here, and not stoop to Apple’s level? This is getting ridiculous. I can see Apple getting threatened by all the amazing Android devices coming out, but HTC….really???

    • Did you think that maybe they were doing this simply to prove a point of how ridiculous this has become by seeking a ban on all iPhone/Pod/Pad sales? It’s pretty obvious that this is what they’re trying to accomplish.

  • Muffstic

    My thought are that you guys sound like idiots when you use a * when you say iPhone. Grow up already.

    • Anonymous

      Your supposed to use * when saying a bad word. 

      I.E “i*hone

      • Sruel3216


        • Anonymous

          ^Thank you. This comment has been flagged for moderator attention.

      • Marvinaire

        ooooooh you just said a bad word. ill tell kellex to kick you off lol

    • Scott Willenborg

      We are grown-up… Mr. Muffstic Poopypants.

  • STOP SUING. Put that money, time and effort towards making a better product for less money. That goes for all the companies.

    • Anonymous

      Its not HTC’s fault. They won’t have the money to make better products if Apple is suing every company in the world once a week.

  • Anto

    Never gonna happen android fags.

    • Scott Willenborg

      Ouch, great response.  Your high caliber use of the English language makes me think your own a Razr… right?

    • Guest

      WOW unexpected and uncalled for

    • Anonymous

      I know you scared lololol

      This is why Apple needs to die. 
      So we never have to here these immature iSheep again.

    • Anonymous

      (fish bait)  

      So would that be Droid Bionic, Samsung GS2 or HTC Vigor?  If you don’t want to wait there’s plenty of excellent phones to choose from right now.  
      I know it’s been real tough lately with no new offerings from Apple.  Apple is to busy suing everyone because they lost the motivation to innovate.  Cheer up, don’t be sad.   

    • Sruel3216

      Steven Jobs is that you?

  • Anonymous

    Sure it’s crazy, but given Apple’s recent behavior towards Samsung, I say “Play ball!”

  • HTC most definitely does not expect to win. This is not a court case that is winnable, no matter how much evidence HTC has.

    This is HTC’s defense against Apple. It will require Apple to pull up anything that HTC might be infringing upon, and cross licence the patents. Therefore, with an attack my HTC, they are guaranteeing to be out of Apple’s sights for the foreseeable future.

    At the very best, this case will also demonstrate that the patent battle is indeed ridiculous, and cause more caution in companies due to exasperation of the court systems.

    • Anonymous


      Apple banned the Galaxy Tab in Europe for a week, and they had no good reason.

      If HTC actually has some valid reasons, it might not be permanent, but it could happen.

  • Scott Willenborg

    In a related story I am now suing all phone manufacturers, software creators and EA* as well.  I have an a$$ and it’s patented, now they’re all being a$$’s as well and I don’t like it.  My lawyer released this statement just moments ago:

    “My client definetely has an a$$ as anyone can clearly see.  That fact that these companies think they can just go around being a$$es is ‘loodacrus’.  My client has had an a$$, and has taken care of it himself, for over 40 years.  These power hungry conglomerates think they can just start being a$$es when ever they want?  We’ll see them burn in hell before we allow that to happen.  Or until we get paid.”

    Anyone who calls me an a$$ again (or in this post, I smell some a$$-y comments coming) will be served papers.

    * I included EA just because I hate them in general, theres no relation to this post.

  • ScottH

    This is a bargaining chip, nothing more.  If they have a strong case then Apple will drop their lawsuits against HTC and they will cross-license the relevant IP to one another.

  • Anonymous

    My guess is theyre gonna make some kind of claim that iTunes synching violates some HTC Sync patents.

  • Anonymous

    This made me LOL

    HTC is kinda being a bitch doing this, but Apple deserves it.

    • Guest

      LOL like the jealous girlfriend who just got dumped.  Still would love to see them win.

  • Pennywise

    But… without white, glossy badges of ‘hate me’ in the hands of those who suck, how am I going to easily avoid (upsetting) interactions with these hipsters??  Apple. must. live!

  • Samantharey80

    I want HTC to win. I am so sick of Apple’s bullying nonsense. 

  • Finally. Justice. Lets go HTC. 

  • EC8CH

    Let’s see if HTC has to alter evidence to make it happen.

  • jimbob

    Frivolous lawsuit vs frivolous lawsuit. Gotta love it.

  • Anonymous

    This would be the biggest blow towards Apple IF they ban them in there own turf (THE UNITED STATES)..Id love to see this. If HTC does win, i hope they reject a settlement offer and follow threw.

  • UncannyValley

    MEh, I’m tired of this crap already,both of them should focus on making better devices.

    • + gazillion!

      This is madness. But, Apple started the crapshoot and hence the return fire was quite expected. I won’t be surprised if Moto+Google now file a nasty one against Apple too.

  • UncannyValley

    MEh, I’m tired of this crap already,both of them should focus on making better devices.

  • If crApple has to stop selling its products, they can send a text message for a Flash Mob to jump off a bridge.  80% of users will do so because they do not think for themselves.  They are simple lemmings eating the poisoned fruit.

  • If crApple has to stop selling its products, they can send a text message for a Flash Mob to jump off a bridge.  80% of users will do so because they do not think for themselves.  They are simple lemmings eating the poisoned fruit.

  • tter is that HTC is seeking to ban the sale of these products in the entire US. Excuse me but, “zOMG!” Someone in Washington needs to give all these companies a good spanking for all this craziness. R

  • pezjono

    If HTC wins, then how will Apple afford to harvest the organs of hobos and orphans necessary to keep Jobs alive?

  • Anonymous

    Good go right at apple if apple wants to try and sue/ban everyone why not do it to them too?

  • awesome!!!! 

  • “Cut their F—ing balls off” lol waterboy reference.

  • Man, this is crazy. But it did not all of a sudden become crazy because of this, it has been crazy for a while.  And now it is just getting so immature, IMO.

    These “big” companies don’t realize it but they are setting a tone and an example for the future generation of business people.  Young and upcoming businessmen (and women) are watching and taking notes.  Frankly I think these “big” companies should be ashamed of this behavior.  So elementary.

  • Yes please.

  • Devin

    if this goes through it would be great for android phones. but if they are in fact banned from selling ALL apple products in the us. then it will really light the fire for chrome OS, windows will never go away because most businesses and manufacturing companies use it. But apple computers have always been kind of a novelty. I could see apple taking a bad hit on this. Watch you stock people!!! haha

    • RW-1

      It would only affect those devices that infringe on the patent(s), it would not be a total ban on all apple products.

      I’d love to see this happen for a week or so, just to give them pause. Don’t think it can’t happen because … if they prove their case like apple did (with fase data), they could issue a ruling stopping the sale of those infringing products.

      In that case they would appeal, and it would be up to the courts to decide if continued selling could occur while litigation continued.

      Basically though, the general opinion is what goes around comes around … IMHO, somewhere, somehow, some company could and should take this shot at apple, it might slow down their own patent crap aqs they now have to mount a defense.

      Bravo Zulu HTC.

  • Anonymous

    Come Apple pay them already.- 7,765,414: Circuit and operating method for integrated interface of PDA and wireless communication system – 7,672,219: Multipoint-to-point communication using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing – 7,417,944: Method for orderwire modulation 

  • Adam

    These companies suing each other left and right, it’s legal extortion. Mark Cuban was asked days before Google bought out Motorola what the biggest threat to the economy is: lawsuits, he said.

  • I can’t see how HTC is going to win this one.  The earliest patent is from 2008, and all of them describe things Apple has been doing before then.

    Remember, wishful thinking doesn’t mean HTC will win. Especially not when it already lost an ITC case earlier.

    • RW-1

      Doing is one thing, having the patent to do it is another ……

  • that would be hilarious actually…

  • Anonymous

    Ummm…anyone who thinks Apple is going to stop selling ipods in America isnt thinking clearly AT ALL. It just cant happen. Literally, it cannot happen. If somehow HTC makes something of this, Apple will just change w.e parts they “infringed” upon and no one will know the difference. Apple is too big to just be gone from the US market. Our government wouldn’t allow it. Simple as that.

    • RW-1

      Hopefully it will cause the resolution of your device repeating posts ….

      • Anonymous

        First off, i made that post from windows 7. Second, i didnt double post. Third, nice try.

  • You can bet your bottom dollar Apple will pay out the ass if they have to, so they don’t have to pull the products from the shelves if they lose.  Its refreshing to see the bullied stand up for themselves against the bully for once.

    • no HTC is probably hoping to have a cross-licensing agreement which, much like Sony and LG did earlier this month with the PS3., stops the lawsuit and gives them access to money and tech.

  • Anonymous

    All I can think when I see that picture is Achmed the Dead Terrorist saying, “Silence, I keeeeel you!!!!” Bwahahaha.  Somebody give that poor man a cheeseburger already.  

  • RW-1

    Not crazy at all, and I’m certain that HTC won’t use false data in its claim like apple did.

    It would be just awesome to see them actually get a ban in place, if only for a couple of weeks.

  • Cgmartin33

    Lmfao! Good for them! Apple got some advertising for a couple hundred thousand dollars in attorneys fees when they sued HTC and tried to tarnish their reputation…now the tables are turned. If by some miracle they won and apple had to stop selling products in America…goodbye fruit factory!

  • Anonymous

    Why is it “crazy” only when Apple gets hit with a suit?

  • Anonymous

    Why is it “crazy” only when Apple gets hit with a suit?

  • Both companies will come to an agreement outside of the court rooms.  Neither case will ever reach a trial.

  • Nate

    I wish people would post something original and not ” give them a taste of there own medicine” and yes almost every1 who posted that used the wrong there.

  • Jose Nissan240

    I have iphones,ipod,but have them all for paper weight like better my Droid Charge f..k apple…..

  • Anonymous

    GO HTC!!!

  • Anonymous

    Turn about is fair play.

  • Meh, we need apple.  Otherwise we could only make fun of MS’s mobile attempts.

  • Anonymous


  • Oh, and one more thing, I hold the copyright on the expresssion “One more thing”. I will see you in court Mr. Jobs.

  • Interstellarmind

    i may be completely wrong,b ut wasn’t apple the first one to start suing companies?

    if that’s true, then, serves’em right. fight fire with fire, right?

    if it is NOT true… then this is a bad showing on HTC’s part (or perhaps they’re thinking a good defense is a good offense?)

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t Germany so falsified nonsense won’t get an injunction.

  • George Moundroukas

    wtf htc is being little pussys they don’t want apple to sell in the us because there kicking there asses htc is being a bunch of 5 year olds

    • Um, what?

    • RW-1

      Apple troll, never mind it, and certainly don’t feed it.

    • Umm, Apple’s market share is continually dropping (due to them falling behind their competition in just about every way except looks), while all the Android phone makers are constantly growing; that’s why Apple started suing people, they have lost their edge and are quickly losing their relevance in the market.  They hope they can just kill the companies and not have to innovate or compete.  HTC is defending itself, defending competition, and hence – defending YOU. Don’t be a sheep, look at the big picture here.

  • 95% of all cases settle.  there will be no winner. If I’m Apple, I counterclaim.

    • Correct, this is a counterclaim in order to kill Apple’s attempted injuction against HTC from a couple months ago.  In the end, both are probably going to back down and we’ll get back to normal.  It really depends on how desperate Apple has gotten from watching Android’s market share eclipse them.

    • so you’re sayin theres a chance? *dumb and dumber reference*

  • Mario Lo

    Someone should watch “My name is Earl”

  • MJZ

    this is awesome. 
    give Jobs a taste of his own medicine. 

  • Jack Sanchez

    This is too good to be true. I hope htc wins to get rid of apple. The only apple product in America should be from a grocery store

  • finally there getting a taste of their own medicine! 

  • dreamer

    Uber crazy. Would be awesome to see but when aple has more money than the U.S. i doubt hat would ever happen even if htc wasnt fishing and had a valid claim.

  • Jam120992

    you forgot to mention apple filed a law suit against htc on infringing on three patents, this is htc backlash.

  • I hold the patent on black turtle neck shirts.

  • Fatjoeboi

    don’t settle for less than 50 billion htc!  lol

  • one can only imagine no apple in the us 

  • Nighthorns

    I don’t think HTC will have any effect on Apple sales, but it’s still SOOOO nice to see Apple get a taste of their own medicine. Apple really needs a hard knock over the head to tell them that they can’t just go bully every other tech company in existence with ridiculous lawsuits!

  • Anonymous

    I hate that HTC is patent trolling, but if it means Apple gets banned from selling iCrap in the ‘States, then by all means, go for it!

    • Anonymous

      HTC is not trolling. They are simply giving themselves some negotiating leverage in their suits with Apple.

  • F*ck apple

  • Anonymous

    Similar thing happened with MS Office not too long ago. They had to re-write some of the formatting within Word before they could put office back on the market… Even if they win 100% and they order Apple to stop selling devices (laughable, but a good effort), it probably won’t last but a short blast of time.

  • Chris Findley

    I love it! It’d be like that time Dr Frankenstein got killed by his own creation… remember that guys? I lol’d.

  • The three patents are listed in this article: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/16/htc-hits-apple-with-patent-lawsuit-targeting-mac-and-ios-devices/

    • Mike

       It’s funny, a lot of the comments on that site from Apple people are in support of HTC, saying that Apple has sort of overstepped the bounds of reason on some of these claims.

  • Jarid

    Its about time that Apple gets a taste of their own medicine. Is this all getting rediculous? yes, But apple started all of this nonsense so I am all for this.

  • I love android as a phone.  But I actually like Ipod’s and Macbooks.  Also I want there to be competition because other wise companies will start getting lazy on building the latest and greatest if they have no one to compete with.

    • Anonymous

      I agree I have a HTC Thunderbolt and a Macbook Pro

      • Guest

        Same setup, plus and ipod touch

        • Same here. Thunderbolt, macbook pro, ipod touch.

          • Thegreedygy

            same except with an ipad

    • Chris

      I agree too 😛 i have a ipod touch 4g going to buy a imac and a thunderbolt

      • Don’t buy a Thunderbolt, HTC has no plans to release Gingerbread for it anytime soon so it’s a waste of a phone. I’m currently trying to get a new phone so I can ditch my Thunderbolt

        • Firesong3k

          Far from a waste… having GB or not should not be the deciding factor on if a phone is good or not!  The TB is a good phone with a great dev community behind it.  You want GB… there are plenty of roms to flash that you can choose from!

          • I’m not in the US but i just find it pretty dumb that the pathetic TB gets all this hype!!! WHAT FOR? Single core CPU, WVGA Res… normal design (cool, but not worth the hype) 

            i was digging to see why is this phone so popular .. it has NOTHING of the current generation tech, it’s all 2010 tech…. (except for LTE, but since i don’t live in the US, i couldn’t care less… and i can’t believe that all that hy[e just because of LTE)

          • It was the first phone with 4G i consider my phone a piece of history, and i also happen to like it alot. Not me or anyone else’s fault that you dont stay in the states. YOU MAD BRO’?

    • Melkor849

      I agree with the competition bit. Don’t want MS or Google to get lazy. 😉
      Otherwise, I couldn’t care less about Slack-in-tosh. 😛

    • Gee

      You mean getting lazy like apple?

    • Mikedeamicis

      i agree, but steve jobs and aple started this redonculous bs about suing for patent infringements over everything. 

  • It’s called “you back down, or you go down too”; it’s been a working tactic against bullies from the dawn of time.

    There’s a story about a pitch dark room full of sworn enemies armed with pistols and flashlights.  Apple shouldn’t have turned on their flashlight.

    • ricardo bonilla

      whats the story?

      • The Observer

        It’s the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls…

        • Anonymous

          The youngest one in curls.

      • As long as nobody turns on their flashlight, everyone is safe.  The moment they do, they light up an enemy, but also become a target themselves.  Like I said, Apple shouldn’t have turned on their flashlight.

      • Anonymous

        It’s the story all about how my life got flip turned upside down..

        • Anonymous

          I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there..

        • EC8CH

          That show is how a young boy in northern Minnesota learned all about black culture.

          True story…

    • great analogy!

  • Anonymous

    LMAO! go HTC!!! this is crazy

  • I always get a kick out of the comments on these patent posts.  “These companies need to grow up” “this is ridiculous” “we need Washington to show them!”

    Do you people know ANYTHING about the US constitution, and Patent law, and the philosophies and rationales behind patents!?

    • Anonymous

      If you have a genuinely unique patent that is your product’s advantage and isn’t easily licensed, then by all means, sue.  It’s your invention. However, if you were miraculously granted a patent on square things or basic i/o technology, then you should pursue alternative methods of revenue, such as licensing.  (You’ll make more money that way, anyway.) Just my $0.02.

  • Anonymous

    I want to sue the patent office for issuing so many patents

  • the government does stupid sh*t too so why not big companies, but i wouldn’t ban the products in the u.s that’s just a crazy thing to do but anyway lol

  • Anonymous

    If HTC has any validity to their claim Apple will pay any amount to settle and come to an agreement so they continue putting out the same products.

  • HTC has my vote! go ninja go ninja GO!

  • Psuturtle

    This kind of stuff goes on all the time between companies with large/valuable IP portfolios…just normally not this publicly.  Eventually, they’ll sit down and discuss all the infringements and financial impacts, and then attempt to come to some sort of agreement.  Those with the best lawyers usually win (financially), but rarely will it result in a product being banned from sale.

  • Sylense

    This is starting to become strikingly familiar to a South Park episode when Cartman sued the school and everyone got lawsuit happy lol

    • Sylense

      Sexual Harrassment panda = Apple

    • pezjono

      Who lives in peace ‘neath the willow trees?
      Sexual Harassment Panda!

  • Nine

    As much as some people want this is to happen, it never will.

    • i’m not saying i want it to, because i love macbook pros, but we will just have to see. it’s possible

      • The only products that would get banned from selling (if HTC wins) are their i*ome, i*ad, and i*od. Not their computers.

        • If the injuction is upheld and the patent covers all of those products, all of them get banned.  I assume the patents are on a UI element or have something to do with the appstore since they names all apple product lines in the suit, but it could be something as simple as how a button interacts with the screen.

          If Google and MS are smart, they’ll license said patents immediately in order to strengthen HTC’s case.  This works very well in helping damage competitors in the game console market.

        • Anonymous

          Hardly anyone buys macs anyway lol

  • I about lost it laughing at this when I saw it! If HTC has a case and wins I’d like to see Samsung pay up to HTC for a little payback by proxy.

  • Kaufkin

    however, if you sue (and try to shut down) Android products, should They be shocked that other members of the handset (rebel) alliance group together?  if it’s a bluff, hopefully it’s a REALLY good one.

    • The Observer

      It’s a trap!

      • Kaufkin

        ((assume 57+ reply thread of questionable star wars quotes, probably deviating into Monty python quotes about reply 40 or so…)) – Kaufkin, saving everybody a LOT of time… 🙂 Probably true though. the odds of shutting down a VERY popular product that has been around this long is pretty much nill. if it was that bad, they should have sued a long time ago.

  • Daniel Archibald33

    Hmmmmm no more ifails in the U.S.?? very interesting

  • James_Ever

    Theyll keep fighting until they merge together. It really is getting ridiculous, like five year olds complaining about who got the toy first.

    • Anonymous

      except the toy here is worth billions

  • Anonymous

    And somewhere HTC is playing Flight of the Valkyries

    • Nate

      Its called Ride of the Valkyries and yes they are.

      • Anonymous

        I googled the spelling of Valkyrie to make sure I spelled it correctly and Flight of the Bumble Bee was in the instant search. Stuck in my head I guess.

  • Vaocmo70

    Love it! Take that Apple!

  • I hate Apple and even I think HTC is nuts.  It’s not gonna happen

  • Qwerr

    I hope HTC wins

  • Trooper

    Hope Apple and all of their fanboi’s go down in flames.

    /The end.

  • Washington needs to spank themselves first for all their craziness

    Seriously..this is just getting to be to much. I am going to die of laughter.

  • Jabronee


  • Anonymous

    Lmao, yea good luck with that one HTC, because it’s really gonna be some pissed of people that aren’t really tech enthusiast. I thought baning the galaxy tab was kinda stupid, but this is really pushing it.

  • Anonymous

    Who started all this nonsense?

    • VashtheStampede

      Apple in all honesty.

  • Maybe They Are Trying To Show How Ridiculous Apple Is Getting…

  • Zeadaplaya

    I’m sorry but as much as I hate Apple, this is taking it a little too hard. Remember, less competition = higher prices for cheap products.

  • Anonymous

    Apple is getting a taste of their own medicine.  This would make my day if HTC wins this!   I would buy only HTC products forever.  

  • Apple deserves it. I’m tired of them trying to sue everyone. It’s their turn to get a taste of their own medicine.

    • android user 5.7.2

      Agreed, exactly what I was going to say. Other companies have plenty of patents that apple is stealing, but when others tread on apple they freak out.

  • Sdsd

    Chuck Norris should be the deciding factor in all Patent infringement arguments, just like he was in Dodgeball

    • Anonymous

      I paid $23.88 for an i Pad 2 32-GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumiix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.41 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 635 which only cost me $ 61.74 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it al from,

  • Mike

    So much for us Android fans taking the moral high ground about suing people…

    • TomHolmes

      There is a moral case for retribution.

  • Why do people say i*hone or i*ad?

    • Because with the star, it would be cursing…and you everyone knows you shouldn’t curse on the interweb 😛

    • VashtheStampede

      So Apple doesnt try to sue you for using their brand name without permission

  • Austin

    I think HTC ran out of work and got bored. Maybe they should find a couple of neat new projects to work on instead of playing around with their legal team.

  • keeeeeeeevin

    i love it, fuk apple

  • Anonymous

    I really, really, really, really, really, really, REALLY want HTC to win, just to see Steve squirm.

    Does that make me a bad person?

    • guest


      • Anonymous

        I paid $23.88 for an i Pad 2 32-GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumiix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.41 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 635 which only cost me $ 61.74 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it al from,

      • Leave.

      • Anonymous

        Why? That dude makes me squirm every time he’s on stage. I feel like I’m owed one.

      • Carmen Diva

        Somebody seems pressed….

    • Not in the slightest.

    • guest2


    • Anonymous

      Makes you a GREAT person!

      • Josue Maldonado

        Haha yup makes you a very wise person!! I hope HTC wins!! I hate those pigs.

    • Anonymous

      Makes you the kind of person I like! 😀

    • makes you the wisest man on the internet just for that comment =D

    • Anonymous

      If HTC wins that case that will be major mean major revenue cuts for US and more imported product from asia that makes me want to kill a baby panda

    • Netpeer

      makes u an idiot

  • Anonymous

    Yeah it’s kinda crazy but at this point, why not?

  • Bboyzala

    holy crap..that sounds a bit too extreme..both of these companies need to find some kind of compromise because getting rid of the competition isn’t going to help..

    • TomHolmes

      And yet Apple would have Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 tab banned from sale across all of Europe and Australia. This is a gesture. HTC knows that no court in the land will grant an injunction of all of Apple’s products in the United States. If only European courts were that insanity-proof. HTC is making a point, and at best they will get some licensing fees out of Apple.

      I think the gesture that HTC is making is written in blood on the wall behind Steve Jobs. It says “touchable”.

  • Frank Mora