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ITC JUDGES RELEASES INITIAL DETERMINATION IN APPLE VS. HTC CASE
1.Date of occurrence of the event:2011/07/16
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:
Taoyuan, Taiwan–July 16, 2011–HTC received notice of the ITC judge’s initial determination in the Apple vs. HTC case, ITC No.337-TA-710. Apple originally asserted 10 of its patents against HTC in March 2010, and the judge ruled today that HTC infringed on 2 patents. HTC does not yet have access to the judge’s full opinion and analysis to determine the details of his findings.
“We are highly confident we have a strong case for the ITC appeals process and are fully prepared to defend ourselves using all means possible,” said Grace Lei, General Counsel of HTC. “We strongly believe we have alternate solutions in place for the issues raised by Apple. We look forward to resolving this case, so we can continue creating the most innovative mobile experiences for consumers.”
The ITC’s Staff Attorney independently studied the facts and argued at trial that HTC does not violate any of the 10 Apple patents.
The ITC has already ruled that Apple is infringing the patents of HTC's subsidiary S3 Graphics as part of ITC Investigation No. 337-TA-724. HTC announced its acquisition of S3Graphics on July 6, 2011.
HTC is a leading innovator of smartphones that has developed a strong customer brand, unique user experience and differentiated smartphone portfolio.
Founded in 1997 with a passion for innovation and a vision for how smartphones would change people's lives, HTC has continually driven this vision by consistently introducing award-winning smartphones worldwide. In February 2011, HTC was honored as the handset maker of the year by the GSMA, the mobile industries global trade association. For more information on HTC's history of innovation, please visit:http://www.htc.com/history.
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