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Announcement concerning Apple’s lawsuit regarding alleged HTC patent infringement
1.Date of occurrence of the event:2010/03/03
2.Company name:HTC Corporation
3.Relationship to the Company (please enter ”head office” or ”affiliate company”):Head Office
4.Reciprocal shareholding ratios:N/A
5.Cause of occurrence:
(1)On March 2, 2010, Apple Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against HTC Corporation, HTC (B.V.I.) Corporation, HTC America, Inc. and Exedea, Inc. concurrently with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in U.S. District Court in Delaware claiming infringement on 20 Apple patents related to the iPhone’s user interface, underlying architecture and hardware.
(2)HTC is a mobile technology innovator and patent holder that has been very focused over the past 13 years on creating many of the most innovative smartphones. HTC Corporation values U.S. and international patent rights and will work with in the U.S. Judicial System to protect its own innovations and rights.
(3)HTC believes that consumer choice is a key component to success in the smartphone industry and this is best achieved through multiple suppliers providing a variety of mobile experiences. HTC has focused on offering its customers a uniquely-HTC experience through HTC Sense and its broad portfolio of smartphones.
(4)HTC does not believe this lawsuit poses a short-term material impact to its business nor will it affect its Q1 2010 guidance.
6.Countermeasures:As stated above.
7.Any other matters that need to be specified:None