HTC phones that currently use Apple's technology must be removed from sale by April 2012.
20 December 2011 | Category: Electronics
Taiwanese smartphone developer HTC has lost its patent case ruling against Apple.
Apple filed court orders against HTC, claiming that it had infringed upon ten different patents. However, the ruling appears to be a victory for HTC as the International Trade Commission said that HTC had only infringed upon one of the ten patents.
With the ruling in place, HTC phones that currently use Apple's technology must be removed from sale by April 2012.
The technology in question relates to data tapping technology used to activate phone calls. Analysts have said removing the technology should be straight forward and that the effect upon HTC business should be minimal.
Apple is currently involved in a number of global legal battles involving patent infringements.