Apple accuses HTC of misleading U.S. customs officials

htc one x 655 Apple accuses HTC of misleading U.S. customs officials

After Apple won their patent battle with HTC last month, they are hot on HTC’s tail once again even after HTC has gotten the green light from U.S. Customs officials.  Only days after clearing customs, Apple is suggesting to the ITC that HTC may have lied to U.S Customs officials in order to have the ban lifted on their HTC One X device.

htc one x 655(1) Apple accuses HTC of misleading U.S. customs officials

After Apple won their patent battle with HTC last month, they are hot on HTC’s tail once again even after HTC has gotten the green light from U.S. Customs officials.  Only days after clearing customs, Apple is suggesting to the ITC that HTC may have lied to U.S Customs officials in order to have the ban lifted on their HTC One X device. 

The patent infringement which Apple wanted to be corrected entails a “system and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data.”  It only took HTC a couple of days to remove those features to receive the go ahead to import their phone. 

HTC confirmed with the ITC that it had removed all the features that infringed upon Apple’s patent, but the Gmail client could not be tampered with since it was a close sourced feature from Google.  Therefore, HTC is claiming innocence based on the notion that Google’s closed source app has nothing to do with HTC. 

Apple, however, argues that HTC is responsible for any patent infringements regardless of whether or not they have the source code to an application. 

Source: bgr.com

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