Taiwanese mobile phone company HTC will appeal against a US ruling that it infringed two Apple patents, according to the BBC (http://macte.ch/862BY).
The US trade commission said that HTC was guilty of violating two Apple patents when it produced mobile phones based on the Android operating system. Apple had filed a complaint against HTC for infringing ten of their patents.
However, the findings are preliminary and are subject to review by the full six-member committee in Washington, notes the BBC. A final decision is due on Dec. 6.
If Friday’s ruling by the US International Trade Commission is not overturned, the US may ban imports of some HTC phones. However, the BBC note that HTC says it’s confident it had a strong case for appeal, and maintains that it hasn’t violated any of the patents mentioned in the case.