Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 1:07 PM
HTC phones don't infringe on four Apple (AAPL) patents related to touchscreen technology, and three of those Apple patents are invalid, according to U.K. Judge Christopher Floyd. The patents in the case were: slide-to-unlock feature, tools to scroll through photographs and change alphabets, and functionality to touch the screen in two spots simultaneously. It's not an insignificant defeat for Apple.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 1:39 AM
The U.S International Trade Commission refuses Apple's (AAPL) request for an emergency customs ban on HTC Android (GOOG) devices, but the agency is looking into whether redesigned phones from the Taiwanese handset maker still constitute infringement of Apple's "data detectors" patent.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 3:52 AM
Samsung may not be interested in buying Research In Motion (RIMM), but RIM could still be an attractive target to other Asian smartphone makers looking for a way to better compete against Android. Possible suitors include LG Electronics (LGEAF.PK), HTC and ZTE, which don't have their own platforms.
Friday, September 16, 2011, 6:10 PM
MicroMax. Spice. Tianyu. Those are a few of the hundreds of unknown small cell phone makers that sell more units than Apple, LG and Samsung combined - 153M phones - across the developing world. It's a wild, fragmented market where any number of today's tiny companies could be tomorrow's giants.