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Apple sue HTC for infringement of 20 iPhone patents

It has been reported that Apple has just filed a lawsuit against handset rivals HTC, for an infringement of as many as 20 iPhone patents. Steve Jobs has also decided to get involved, issuing a statement on the matter.

As reported from Apple Insider, the patents are related to the iPhone’s interface, as well as hardware and underlying architecture for the device.

Apple has now detailed some of the patents in which HTC has violated on, some of these include ‘”Touch Screen Device, Method, And Graphical User Interface For Determining Commands By Applying Heuristics” and “Unlocking A Device By Performing Gestures On An Unlock Image”.

Talking directly about this case, Apple CEO Steve Jobs states that the company (Apple) could just sit there and watch as competitors ‘steal their patented inventions‘, or do something about it – which they have clearly done.

No word from HTC yet, but further details are expected to pour out throughout the week. What are your thoughts on this? Don’t forget that Apple also sued Nokia recently, so it looks as if they are taking firm action now.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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I think Opera web browser should sue apple "For Determining Commands By Applying Heuristics" – They have had mouse gestures for over 10 years!

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