On Tuesday, it was reported that HTC is carrying out counterclaims against tech industry giant Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) over two HP patents that the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer recently bought to boost its arsenal in a legal war with the company.
In a defensive measure, FOSS Patents’ Florian Mueller said “deny-everything-and-throw-in-the-kitchen-sink”. HTC launched two patent violation counterclaims versus Apple as an element of the two firm’s continuing lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida.
The counteractions are involved in a Motorola v. Apple suit that started in 2010 which overflowed to be combined with an independent lawsuit in the similar district concerning HTC. Out of Apple’s twelve claims, six were involved in the HTC case.
HTC Claimed Following Patents:
US Patent No. 7,571,221 for putting in network services in a fixed network server.
HTC asserts that Apple violated this patent with products involving but not restricted to personal computers (like the Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini), smartphone devices (like the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S), and mobile computing gadgets (like the iPod Touch, iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad).
US Patent No. 7,120,684 for a process and system for central management of a computer network.
HTC stated that Apple violated this patent with Apple Remote Desktop, Apple Profile Manager, and/or products and services that make use of Apple Remote Desktop and Apple Profile Manager.
The Taiwanese company is still planning to transfer the patent violation case outside of Florida to what it deems to be a more beneficial place.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock flirted with minor gains and losses and settled at 606.94 in recent trading activity.