HTC says Apple should compete fairly in the mobile market, not sue every vendor in its way

HTC on Tuesday responded to Apple’s new round of patent infringement claims by dismissing them publicly and suggesting that Apple should focus on competing in the mobile market instead of suing all of its competitors. Apple filed a new patent complaint with the International Trade Commission earlier this week that asked the Commission to block the import and sale of HTC’s mobile devices that it claims infringe on Apple patents. The move was the latest in a series of complaints filed by each company against the other over the past 16 months. “HTC is disappointed at Apple’s constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market,” HTC general counsel Grace Lei said of Apple’s latest filing. “HTC strongly denies all infringement claims raised by Apple in the past and present and reiterates our determination and commitment to protect our intellectual property rights.” HTC has consistently denied Apple’s claims of IP infringement since Apple filed its first claim in March 2010, and an ITC lawyer said earlier this year that siding with HTC in this series patent disputes would be best for the public.

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