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HTC sues Apple back

Taiwan based HTC Corp which makes smartphones that runs on the Google Anfroid platform is filing a patent complaint against Apple Inc., asking the International Trade Commission to ban U.S. sales of iPhones, iPads and iPods.

In the complaint dated May 12, HTC said Apple violates five patents. Some of it include patents on technology related to iPhone’s power management, phone directories, data storing when in “sleep” mode, among other applications. Apple declined to comment.

Similarly back in March, Apple accused HTC of infringing 20 patents with the ITC and also sued HTC in the U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware.

As patent disputes are common among technology companies and often take years to resolve, none of these complaints are likely to block sales of any products any time soon.

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