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Apple, Inc. (AAPL) has put Taiwan's HTC Corp. (SEO:066570) in a very bad spot. The larger, more profitable gadget maker has hit HTC with a series of lawsuits worldwide, and recent scored a favorable preliminary ruling, which could lead to a complete ban on HTC handsets in the U.S.

But HTC appears to have some leverage, now. In an unsealed ruling dating back to July 1, it has been declared that Apple infringed on intellectual property of recent HTC acquisition S3 Graphics.
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War!
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On snap... Time to get to work Apple Legal Dpt.
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95% of OCN = HOOOORAYYYY!
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Well now, here I though S3 was totally worthless. It seems they are good for something after all.
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Looks like Google's lawyers are going to help HTC after all.
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If the S3 IP can save HTC from Apple's litigious wrath, that $300M USD acquisition, which was blasted by investors, could just turn out to be a great deal.
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As NVIDIA Corp. (NVDA) is a licensee, units with its GPUs are not in violation. However, models with graphics by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) or integrated graphics from Intel Corp.'s (INTC) (such as the newly refreshed MacBook Air lineup) are in violation.

The ruling thus clears the way for a partial ban on the import of Macs. As virtually all Macs are manufactured outside the U.S. (mostly in Asia), this would be a major blow to Apple's booming computer lineup, which posted in $17.5B USD computer sales last year.
Basically, if Apple bans HTC phones, HTC is going to ban Apple Macs.
Edited by Riou - 7/27/11 at 1:35pm
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Lets Robin Hood shines again. Stealing from the scamming; giving it to the poor.
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post #9 of 107
The judge also ruled that two of S3's patents in the case were invalid, and that some of the minor claims within the two valid patents were invalid
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Bye bye apple.
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