Thursday, December 22, 2011

HTC WILL REMOVE PATENT INFRINGING FEATURES FROM ITS SMARTPHONES

Taiwan based smartphone producer HTC has announced plans to remove technology features to avoid infringing on some of Apple’s patents.

Earlier this week on Monday, the US International Trade Commission had stated that they would impose a ban on the sales of HTC smartphones in the United States beginning in April of 2012. The patent that HTC is infringing upon is the technology that involves data detection.

Upon hearing this verdict, HTC surprisingly announced that they would remove the feature to avoid a ban of sales of their handsets in the U.S. Upon removing this feature, HTC would still be allowed to have their handsets sold in the U.S., where the company has done really well in the smartphone market.

 There are more lawsuits in the works between Apple and HTC and Apple and every other smartphone manufacturer in the world. I understand the point of the copyrights and patents, but how does this help the advancement of technology?  I know I for one would hate to see HTC out of the U.S. markets. They make an amazing phone, or as their company motto states: “Quietly Brilliant”. What do you think?

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