Cher Wang, HTC chairwoman, says the company has no plans to settle patent lawsuits with Apple, according to the “Taipei Times” (http://macte.ch/K08x9).
Wang made the remark after Apple won a major victory in a patent suit against Samsung in the U.S. last week. A California-based jury awarded Apple US$1.05 billion in damages after ruling that Samsung had infringed on six of the seven patents contested by Apple.
“Samsung’s defeat does not mean that Google Inc’s Android camp is defeated,” Wang says.
This is all part of an ongoing legal battle. In November 2010 Apple sued Motorola, alleging that the company’s smartphone lineup and the operating software it uses infringe on the iPhone-maker’s intellectual property. The two lawsuits came after Motorola sued Apple in October 2010 for patent infringement. Motorola claims that Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and certain Mac computers infringe Motorola patents.
Also in 2010 Apple filed a lawsuit against HTC for infringing on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture and hardware. The lawsuit was filed concurrently with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in U.S. District Court in Delaware.