HTC sues Apple in the UK after US patent lawsuit loss

2 Aug 2011

HTC has sued Apple in the UK after the Taiwanese smartphone maker lost a patent ruling against Apple in the US.

Bloomberg reports that the complaint was filed in London on Friday and that the nature of the lawsuit was not made available.

This lawsuit follows HTC’s recent dispute with Apple in the US over smartphone patents. Apple filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission against HTC in March 2010, claiming it violated 10 of its patents.

The commission’s initial ruling found HTC did infringe two of these patents in its Android smartphones. HTC said it would appeal this ruling.

HTC’s chief financial officer, Winston Yung, said the company was willing to speak with Apple over these patent disputes if it makes good business sense.

It’s the latest in a pile of patent lawsuits involving smartphone manufacturers. Apple and Samsung are also involved in a dispute over smartphone and tablet patents.

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