Apple's request for HTC ban delayed again
Are these fake Jesus mobes, or some other saviour device?
The US International Trade Commission's decision on stopping HTC products from entering the country has been delayed for a second time.
Apple is suing handset-maker HTC with the ITC in a bid to get the Taiwanese firm's goods banned from the US.
The ITC was supposed to be announcing its decision on the patent infringement case later today, after postponing the verdict once already from December 6.
But HTC said that the commission had once more put off the final judgement, according to Bloomberg.
The ITC, which normally releases a notice of any delays, has not issued any statement.
The initial ruling in the case, by an ITC judge, found that there had been an infringement of IP on two of the patents in the suit brought by Apple and its subsidiary NeXT Software, although not on two others claimed by the fruity firm.
If the full commission upholds this determination, HTC's mobiles will become forbidden phones in the US.
The decision will have a huge impact on HTC, which has already been suffering in the smartphone sector as its handsets fail to gain ground on market leaders Apple and Samsung. ®
Apple can win every single court decision and ban every other phone on the planet, but they will never get a single Pound out of me... Ever...
Growing your business through litigation instead of relying on the (supposed) strength of your product is despicable. Especially when the "patents" concerned are so frivolous and general like the physical shape.
That's why there's a delay
Apple and the judges are haggling over the price.
Fucking Apple scum...
God, I'm so glad I've never bough an Apple product in my life. They say competition is good in the market place. But Apple are simply trying to sue the competition out of business, rather than simply making the best product.
They should be be ashamed of themselves. I hope their Mums are proud of them.
I just hope the consumer sees what a sonnova bitch of a company they are siding with, and realises that there are better companies to give their hard earned to.
how, are, those, commas, working, for, you?
Sorry, it just gets my goat!
Not going to happen
There is no way HTC phones will get, a us ban, unless, apple have judges in their pockets