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[TCM]ITC to investigate another Apple complaint targeting HTC

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Yesterday the US ITC (International Trade Commission) has announced that it will be looking into yet another complaint filed by Apple which claims that Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is infringing on its patents.

Submitted on July 8th, this second HTC-targeting case says that no less than five Apple patents are being violated by products like the Flyer tablet and several Android smartphones (EVO 4G, Wildfire, etc). ITC's rules dictate that an administrative law judge will be handed the complaint so as to provide an initial determination that will be reviewed by the Commission.
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This is getting out of hand, as if it wasnt already.
    
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Why doesn't the USA just ban every single smartphone that isn't made by Apple? They are basically doing the same thing right now, it is just taking a little longer.

Wait a second, I thought the US government was against monopolies? And they actually continue this? That's what we call a corrupt government.
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Apple can't compete with innovation so they do crap like this. It's kinda sad they're really destroying their image. I remember Apple was the under dog people rooted for, but now that they have money and power they're destroying the industry.
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Wait a second, I thought the US government was against monopolies? And they actually continue this? That's what we call a corrupt government.
Show me a government that isn't I will agree though the past 20 years we have become all that we stood against.
    
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Show me a government that isn't I will agree though the past 20 years we have become all that we stood against.
its been happening longer than 20 years.

but nonetheless this is a joke. i would dare say that HTC is apples immediate smart phone competition and they are really trying to get them out of the states now.
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Why doesn't the USA just ban every single smartphone that isn't made by Apple? They are basically doing the same thing right now, it is just taking a little longer.

Wait a second, I thought the US government was against monopolies? And they actually continue this? That's what we call a corrupt government.
Because god forbid the United States government support an American company that's being emulated by countless Asian companies. Heaven forbid patent laws be upheld too. The mobile space should be lawless. /sarcasm
 
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Because god forbid the United States government support an American company that's being emulated by countless Asian companies. Heaven forbid patent laws be upheld too. The mobile space should be lawless. /sarcasm
We don't even know the specifics of the patents these companies supposedly "infringed", and if those lawsuits are even warranted. And it is not emulation, it's competition. Apart from the Samsung TouchWiz/Galaxy S debate, what else is the problem? I don't see Apple suing Motorola as of yet even if it's a major OEM partner of Google's Android.
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Because god forbid the United States government support an American company that's being emulated by countless Asian companies. Heaven forbid patent laws be upheld too. The mobile space should be lawless. /sarcasm
they are being emulated?
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Why doesn't the USA just ban every single smartphone that isn't made by Apple? They are basically doing the same thing right now, it is just taking a little longer.

Wait a second, I thought the US government was against monopolies? And they actually continue this? That's what we call a corrupt government.
Apple is going to be in a world of hurt the moment the ICN or a mention of "competition law" is thrown into the court room.
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