Patent wars: Apple denied request for emergency ban against HTC products
The last couple of weeks have seen quite a few wins for Apple in court. Bans against US sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and new Galaxy Nexus phone, for starters, were successful (Samsung has recently appealed this in court of course).
The U.S International Trade Commission (ITC) has denied Apple of a emergency ban against the alleged infringing products, allowing smartphone manufacturer HTC to continue selling its latest devices while the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) investigates Apple’s patent infringement claim against HTC further. Apple has accused HTC of making false statements in order to bypass the ITC’s exclusion order. The ITC found that, “Apple has not demonstrated the propriety of temporary emergency action,” and went on to state, “the commission will not direct Customs to detain all subject HTC products because the commission does not have the information necessary to determine whether the respondents are currently violating the commission’s limited exclusion order.”HTC had a similar misshapen with Apple back in may , HTC reportedly added a feature onto there Android handsets that violated one of Apples patents.The patent involves the way telephone numbers are detected in an email. HTC assured customs at the time that it had removed the infringing code , and the phones were allowed into the country.