ITC to Investigate HTC’s Claims of Patent Infringement Against Apple

The U.S International Trade Commission has announced that it is going to look into the lawsuit filed by HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone maker against its U.S based arch rival Apple Inc.

HTC, which also happens to be the second largest smartphone maker in Asia, filed a complaint with the USITC back in August this year, alleging the iPhone maker of infringing on its patents.

In addition, HTC also demanded the authorities in the country to impose a ban on the sales of the disputed Apple products within the country. This happens to be one of the three lawsuits filed by the Asian tech giant against Apple.

Apple, on the other hand, filed similar patent lawsuits against HTC, accusing it of violating its intellectual properties in a wide range of products.

“HTC will continue to protect its patented inventions against infringement from Apple until such infringement stops. We believe that we have an obligation to protect our business, our industry partners and our customers, who love using our products,” HTC said in a statement, TechCrunch reports.

Meanwhile, Apple’s war of patents against another Asian tech-powerhouse Samsung Electronics continues in multiple fronts including the U.S, the UK, Australia, and South Korea.