HTC reacts to Apple’s lawsuit for patent infringement
Two weeks ago, HTC was hit with a lawsuit from Apple, claiming that HTC is infringing on 20 different patents related to the iPhone and mobile computing. It’s no secret that HTC is one of Apple’s biggest threats to the iPhone market with its Windows Mobile and Android lineups.
Since news of the lawsuit broke, HTC has been pretty silent on the matter. The most we have heard from them were short statements about how HTC is an innovative company and that they would stand behind that innovation. Today, HTC has finally issued a formal response to Apple’s action and that “HTC disagrees with Apple’s decision and would like to reiterate their commitment to innovation.”
"HTC disagrees with Apple’s actions and will fully defend itself. HTC strongly advocates intellectual property protection and will continue to respect other innovators and their technologies as we have always done, but we will continue to embrace competition through our own innovation as a healthy way for consumers to get the best mobile experience possible. From day one, HTC has focused on creating cutting-edge innovations that deliver unique value for people looking for a smartphone. In 1999 we started designing the XDA The O2 XDA by HTC was the first 3.5-inch color touch screen smartphone in the world in 2002. and T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition The T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition by HTC was the first 3.5-inch color touch screen smartphone in the United States in 2002., our first touch-screen smartphones, and they both shipped in 2002 with more than 50 additional HTC smartphone models shipping since then."
-Peter Chou, chief executive officer, HTC Corporation
Via HTC Source