ITC Dismisses HTC Complaint Against Apple

The U.S International Trade Commission has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Apple by HTC. Today’s dismissal follows an initial decision made by a law judge in October of last year, wherein the judge ruled that Apple was not violating four patents as HTC claimed. HTC later withdrew a fifth patent from the lawsuit. HTC may still appeal the decision, but the ITC will not investigate the matter further. The lawsuit was first filed in May 2010 in response to a similar suit filed by Apple against HTC. The two companies have other pending suits.

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