Apple has defeated HTC in bout many times. It seems that HTC knows that it can lose again.
On Tuesday, 17July 2012, HTC brought a couple of counterclaims against Apple in Florida over two patents it bought from HP in December 2011.
In April 2012, HTC had blamed the popularity of iPhone 4S for the decline in its profits. Now an injunction from Apple really made the profits of HTC fall drastically.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) denied Apple’s emergency request to temporary detain all shipments of 29 different HTC devices at the US border.
HTC has lost a lot in its fight against Apple. Still it is fighting on and on. Nowadays however, it seems battles in the courtroom are much more commonplace than good old product lines are fighting and biting each other.
First Motorola won a lawsuit against Apple. Then HTC blamed the success of iPhone for the losses it was suffering in the market. Apple has won lawsuits against Motorola and HTC in many courts.
HTC’s quarterly earnings have been very low and not impressive at all. According to Associated Press, this is partially the result of a successful iPhone 4S campaign by Apple.
We have been informing you about the legal conflicts that Apple has had with Samsung and Motorola on regular basis. You may find it difficult to keep a track but Apple has also been locking horns with HTC as well and scarring victories over HTC.
Apple has spent an estimated $100 million dollars on the lawsuits it has filed against Android products. However, it seems that results from the court victories like the recent International Trade Commission (ITC) court victory over HTC do not yield those results for Apple that Apple expects.
Few days back we reported that Apple has won a lawsuit against HTC Android phones and the court verdict orders a ban on the sales of such phones. However, this story is not over.