After their 20 long patent case against HTC, Apple has again sued High Tech Corp. This time it involves four patents, two fresh, two resubmitted.
The case reinforces Apple’s intent to clamp down on HTC, which many believe is ultimately a proxy target the company is using to get at Google and curb the growth of Android.
The patents in question are:
* 7,657,849: “Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image” by Chaudhri et. al. and assigned to Apple Inc.. Prosecuted by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Includes 23 claims (16 indep.). Was application 11/322,549. Filed 12/23/2005 & Granted 2/2/2010.
* 6,282,646: “System for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration” by Hendry et. al. and assigned to Apple Computer, Inc.. Prosecuted by Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, L.L.P.. Includes 33 claims (8 indep.). Was application 09/074,300. Filed 5/8/1998 & Granted 8/28/2001.
* 7,380,116: “System for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration” by Hendry et. al. and assigned to Apple Inc.. Prosecuted by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Includes 43 claims (3 indep.). Was application 11/198,289. Filed 8/8/2005 & Granted 5/27/2008.
* 7,383,453: “Conserving power by reducing voltage supplied to an instruction-processing portion of a processor” by Youngs and assigned to Apple, Inc. Prosecuted by Park, Vaughan & Fleming, LLP Grundler; Edward J.. Includes 21 claims (3 indep.). Was application 11/213,215. Filed 8/25/2005 & Granted 6/3/2008.