You must have heard on recent basis that Apple and HTC have been genuinely involved in a lawsuit mayhem regarding a patent dispute. And just today, Bloomberg has reported an interesting twist in this on-going patent war which doesn’t seem to end any soon. Well, another twist is that, HTC has filed a new patent lawsuit against Apple and they also managed to modify it at an earlier stage with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), by getting full assistance from nine patents that were recently owned by Google.
The new 5 patents that have been used in the lawsuit were first owned by Motorola, but after a deal signed up between the web giants and this company, these patents are no longer serving Motorola and now Google has made them their property. Google is showing diligence upon acquiring Motorola Mobility.
“The nine patents that were originated with Palm Inc, Motorola Inc and Open wave Systems Inc, with Google being the owner within the past year, according to U.S Patent and Trademark Office records”. Google somehow quite cleverly recorded transfer of the patents to HTC to be used against Apple. This is what we could carve out from most of the local sources.
HTC has already sued Apple today in a federal court located in Delaware where they’ve claimed that the infringement of 4 patents were originally issued to Motorola and not to any other company. The HTC Taiwan based company also filed a complaint against International Trade Commission in Washington. We hope that these wars will end one day but at the other hand readers are finding them quite interesting to be read over Internet, Apple will surely retaliate once they’re in a position of doing so.
In addition to this burning news, the five other patents were added to the earlier ITC complaint and they were originally taken at Palm and Openwave systems before Google took them over. Last week, the web giant successfully transferred these patents to HTC. At the other hand Apple is yet to file a formal complaint against Google in relevance with their patents.
*Grab pop corns* now because all these patent disputes are going to get way too interesting day by day.