When HTC announced earlier today that it is countersuing Apple for patent infringement in response to Apple’s earlier patent lawsuit, it failed to mention which patents it is using to fight back. Well, now we have the official complaint (embedded below)> And despite a propaganda video claiming that HTC changed the way we use our fingers in 2007, its complaint has nothing to do with multitouch gestures.
The five patents it dug up to strike back at Apple are much more boring than that. They cover ways to access the phone directory on a mobile phone and power management. The five patents in question are:
Patent No. 6,999,800, “Method for power management of a smart phone”
Patent No. 5,541,988, “Telephone dialler with a personalized page organization of telephone directory memory”
Patent No. 6,058,183 “”Telephone dialler with a personalized page organization of telephone directory memory”" (same title and inventor as above, oddly)
Patent No. 6,320,957, “Telephone dialletr with easy access memory”
Patent No. 7,716,505, “Power control methods for a portable electronic device “
The last patent, No. 7,716,505, was just issued yesterday.
HTC Corp, (TAIEX: 2498) produces smartphones running the Android and Windows Phone 7 operating systems for themselves and as an OEM to other manufacturers. Since launching its own brand in late 2006, the company has introduced dozens of HTC-branded products around the world. The company recently introduced the HTC diamond to compete with Apple’s iPhone. Founded in 1997 by Cher Wang, Chairwoman, and H T Cho - former CEO who is a chairman now, HTC made its name as...
Started by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, Apple has expanded from computers to consumer electronics over the last 30 years, officially changing their name from Apple Computer, Inc. to Apple, Inc. in January 2007. Among the key offerings from Apple’s product line are: Pro line laptops (MacBook Pro) and desktops (Mac Pro), consumer line laptops (MacBook Air) and desktops (iMac), servers (Xserve), Apple TV, the Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server operating systems, the iPod, the...