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Apple Expands HTC Lawsuit

In early March, Apple filed a suit against HTC alleging infringement of 20 patents related to the iPhone’s graphical user interface, underlying architecture and hardware. Now it appears the company has circled back to sue HTC again.

In a complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Apple (AAPL) accuses HTC of infringing two additional patents and reasserts its allegations of infringement of two others.

The two new patents:

  • 6,282,646: “System for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration”
  • 7,380,116: “System for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration”

And the patents included in the original suit:

  • 7,657,849: “Unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image”
  • 7,383,453: “Conserving power by reducing voltage supplied to an instruction-processing portion of a processor”

So, two new patents added to the original list of 20. Not exactly the opening of a new front in this particular battle, though it’s certainly an expansion of it. Meanwhile, the U.S. International Trade Commission continues to investigate Apple’s infringement claims against HTC and vice-versa.


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