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 Patent Complaint Against Apple