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HTC "Dismayed" By Apple's Latest Patent Lawsuit

iPhone maker Apple has filed a second patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC with the US International Trade Commission.

According to patent expert Florian Mueller, the lawsuit, which is Apple’s second against HTC, covers more than 10 HTC Android smartphones and its recently launched Flyer tablet.

Apple alleges that HTC is violating five of its patents in its Android devices, including those related to scrolling, touch screen displays and a double sided touch panel.

The company is already batting Samsung in the law courts and is doing everything it can to stop Android from getting too far ahead in the smartphone market. Apple also recently acquired a bunch of new patents along with other anti-Android companies like Microsoft and RIM.

“HTC is dismayed that Apple has resorted to competition in the courts rather than the market place," Grace Lei, general counsel at HTC said in a statement to Cnet.

"HTC continues to vehemently deny all of Apple's past and present claims against it and will continue to protect and defend its own intellectual property as it has already done this year," she added.