It’s been a rough year for HTC. Late last year, the Taiwanese manufacturer filed a complaint against Apple over infringement over 5 of their patents and in February, it International Trade Commission officially ruled in favor of Apple, clearing them of any wrong doing. HTC immediately filed an appeal with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, but now it looks like they’re tucking tale and running home, dropping that appeal altogether.
But there’s plenty more where that came from. HTC will live to fight another day with a full plate of pending appeals, complaints and acquisitions, and that’s where they plan to shift their focus in hopes of standing a better chance at winning and defending themselves against Apple and their hot shot legal team. Our own Raveesh Bhalla couldn’t have said it better:
“You know how screwed up the mobile industry patent situation is when you have FOSS Patents in your RSS feeds.”