Smartphone giant HTC has fired yet off yet another patent action against Apple, alleging that Apple’s iPhone, iPad and Mac desktop lines infringe on patents relating to Wi-Fi.
The latest dispute, filed in the usual US District Court of Delaware and the ITC, involves patents including "Wi-Fi capability that allows users to wirelessly network multiple devices at home, at work, or in public" and a patent on "processor communication technology that enables a seamless integration of a PDA and a cellular phone into a single device."
Earlier the ITC found against HTC which raised the stakes of the dispute as the ITC has the capability to block imports of HTC devices for sale in the American market.
HTC tactics have involved slamming Apple for "constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market," later indicating a willingness to license patents for a reasonable fee and now, it seems, launching fresh action no doubt aimed at forcing some sort of patent compromise.
"We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use HTC phones," said HTC legal chief Grace Lei.
"Apple needs to stop its infringement of our patented inventions in its products," said Lei while the rest of the world stifles a yawn.