HTC has finally spoken on the recent patent spat with Apple. In response to the patent lawsuit filed by the fruity company, it has issued a statement with the Taiwan Stock Exchange stating that it is an innovator of mobile technology with numerous patents and that it will defend the values as well as privileges of its in-house developed technologies in cooperation with the judicial system in the US, noted Digitimes in a news report.
Apple yesterday filed a lawsuit accusing HTC of infringing on 20 Apple patents. The lawsuit was filed concurrently with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and in US District Court in Delaware.
HTC insisted that it designed and developed its user interface, the HTC Sense, in-house, and with the same spirit, it has rolled out a number of innovative smartphones over the past 13 year. HTC launched its HTC Sense touch-enable user interface in June 2009.
HTC also stated it believes that the patent complaint is unlikely to result in a significant impact on its operations in the near team, or affect its business guidance for the first quarter of 2010. Google has also issued a statement earlier today the whole lawsuit thing.
Google said, “We are not a party to this lawsuit. However, we stand behind our Android operating system and the partners who have helped us to develop it.”