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HTC hints it may drop S3 after failed ITC attack vs. Apple

updated 08:50 am EST, Wed November 23, 2011

HTC admits S3 bought only for patent attack

HTC plans to "reevaluate" its buyout out S3 Graphics now that S3 has lost its ITC case against Apple, the smartphone designer said in a statement Wednesday. The brief response didn't give a likelihood but indirectly admitted that HTC had bought S3 solely on the basis of its interim patent win over Apple, which was just overturned this week. HTC had been prepared to spend $300 million.

S3 still has follow-up complaints at the ITC and the courts over patents. After losing its most important case, however, much of its leverage against Apple has gone, and doubts exist as to whether it will go forward on the second dispute. HTC and S3 have already said they were considering appealing the ITC ruling exonerating Apple.

Apple started the conflict when it sued HTC for allegedly violating iPhone-related patents. HTC has been using more generic claims for countersuits and has been borrowing from Google and Motorola to bolster its own small patent collection.



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  1. rvhernandez

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    Doh!

    "Doh" - the international word for "i'm an idiot".

  1. vanax

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    HTC Started the Conflict with Apple

    HTC started the conflict with Apple when it allegedly copied Apple's intellectual property.

  1. chas_m

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    HAHAHA

    Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of completely morally-bankrupt liars.

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