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Apple v HTC: the lawsuits left behind

Eileen McDermott, New York and Emma Barraclough, London


This week’s settlement between HTC and Apple means an end to at least 10 unresolved lawsuits across three countries involving around 39 patents and 21 firms. Here is a look at some of the patents the Apple-HTC agreement will cover, and the myriad firms representing the two companies

In the UK, there were two trials scheduled in lawsuits brought by HTC against Apple. The first was set for November 19 and was due to last four days in which HTC sought the revocation of Apple’s EP (UK) 2126678 patent (relating to bounce back).

A 20-day trial was due to begin on November 11 2013 and related to four more UK European patents: 0769169, 0719487, 0664021 and 0760131.

Earlier this year, HTC applied to have Apple’s 2964022, 2059868 and 1168859 patents revoked. Apple sued HTC for infringing these patents and patent 2098948. HTC counterclaimed to have the '948 patent revoked. Mr Justice Floyd...


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The week in IP - @mdloney's round-up: Ford, Google, Oracle, patent grants, Led Zep, trolls http://t.co/AjdMvgYP3B http://t.co/vKhF6mUyAV

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@TGraulund @jakobballing That does seem the most likely reason. But it may backfire if companies cut back on filings!

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@TGraulund If anyone could explain the logic behind putting fees up by this amount, in current business environment, we'd be grateful!

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