How to become a familiar tactic, not HTC sues Apple as such. Instead, it asked the International Trade Commission, which, despite the name, is a U.S. government body that has some powers of the import rights.
complaints relating to five patents, including power management, speed dial, and how the data are moved between RAM and flash memory when the battery level drops so low that the closure is on the cards. Due to the equipment infringes any patent, HTC wants the ITC to block imports of the Apple phone in the U.S., and iPhone, this will ban iPods and iPads.
So here's the latest mobile patent scorecard:
HTC vs. Apple: ITC complaint
Apple vs HTC: complaint, complaints ITC
Nokia vs. Apple: lawsuit complaints ITC
Apple vs Nokia, and petition, the ITC complaint
Kodak vs. Apple: ITC complaint
Kodak vs. RIM: ITC complaint
Microsoft vs HTC: regulated licensing deal with
now, it's tempting to say a whole bunch of them should have their heads knocked together and announced that it is a waste of time, effort and money that could be better spent developing more efficient mobile phones.
Source: Mobile Patent