Commission decided that Taiwanese manufacturer has violated Apple’s patent.
Decision prohibits import phones from HTC April 2012.
The Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has lost a court battle against Apple on Monday (19), after the International Trade Commission ruled that HTC has infringed a patent the company co-founded by Steve Jobs. The commission imposed a formal ban on imports all HTC smartphones that infringe the patent from April 19, 2012. In July, a judge of the committee had decided that HTC infringed on two patents from Apple when making their smartphones with Android, Google.
However, the final decision of the commission concluded that HTC only violated one of the two patents. The Apple HTC initially accused of infringing 10 patents, but six were removed from the case.