HTC dealt a setback in Apple patent battle

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 18/10/2011 19:31

Apple didn't infringe on four of HTC's patents, according to an initial ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission's administrative law judge.

The administrative law judge ruling, which is essentially a recommendation to the ITC's judges, found "no violation" by Apple, Reuters reported. A final ruling by the ITC is expected in February.

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