The patent war between HTC and Apple gains new momentum. After long trials in the U.S., the Taiwanese company filed a new lawsuit against the Cupertino-based manufacturer in the UK. Here HTC is in a more beneficial position as HTC leads the UK best-selling smartphones chart. So everything can look different this time.
It’s not difficult to understand that these patent wars have only one goal — to weaken Android’s positions. Obviously, it is not just a battle between two companies, it is an OS war — iOS vs. Android. The only difference is the fact that earlier Apple filed lawsuits against other companies like Samsung and Amazon, and this time it looks like HTC’s cup of patience is full.
Moreover, last month HTC announced it was going to buy S3 Graphics Co. for $300 million. You can ask — so what? But this statement was done after S3 won an ITC ruling against Apple. So here can be hidden a trick or a strategic step, who knows.
Anyway, no details are available about this complaint, but it is not difficult to assume this is the continuation of the lawsuit filed in the U.S.