HTC Already Testing Phones That Work Around Apple’s Patents

Posted Dec 21, 2011

It was only a couple of days ago that the U.S. ITC ruled that some of HTC’s smartphones was violating several of Apple’s patents. HTC has already started testing out new phone models that work around technology that was cited in the patent lawsuit that was won by Apple.

HTC CEO Peter Chou and Google SVP of Mobile Andy Rubin told the media in Taiwan that the two companies would be working with each other to protect themselves from “unfair” means to stop innovation. The patent lawsuit between HTC and Apple is seen as a proxy of a larger fight between Google Android and Apple iOS.