HTC goes back on the offensive – sues Apple with two newly acquired patents from HP
HTC has not had much luck in its perpetual legal battle against Apple, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped the company from finding new ways to keep things interesting. In a counterclaim filed in Florida courts, HTC has presented two new patents which they claim are infringed upon by Apple products. The two patents were recently purchased from HP which means HTC should not run into any ownership issues like they did with the patents they were lent from Google.
HTC claims Apple has multiple products which infringe on U.S. Patent 7,571,221 (Installation of network services in an embedded network server). The patent specifically targets products that run iOS and OSX and contain embedded network services or servers which support applications like Apple’s Newsstand.
U.S. Patent 7,120,684 (Method and system for central management of a computer network) is being used by HTC to target Apple Remote Desktop, Apple Profile Manager or any device which is able to use the two services.
It’s hard to say if HTC will have any luck with these two new patents, but hopfully Apple will realize that HTC isn’t going to roll over.
Source: Computer World