HTC attaque Apple avec l’aide de Google !

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Par Gregori Pujol le

« Guerre des brevets 1458 ème ! » Aujourd’hui, HTC ré-attaque Apple pour la violation de 9 brevets ! Le constructeur taiwanais a en effet déposé une nouvelle plainte auprès d’un tribunal du Delaware invoquant l’infraction de 4 brevets rachetés à Google qui les avait lui-même acquis auprès de Motorola en octobre 2010 et mars 2011. Mais ce n’est pas tout, puisque HTC a également amendé sa plainte auprès de l’International Trade Commission (ITC) en y ajoutant 5 autres brevets eux aussi fournis par Google (3 brevets venant de Openwave, 2 de Palm). Ces 9 brevets que violerait Apple ont été transférés à HTC par Google le 29 août dernier… Dans la suite la liste complète des brevets en question.

U.S. Patent No. 6,473,006 on a « method and apparatus for zoomed display of characters entered from a telephone keypad »; originally filed by Phone-com, which assigned it to Openwave, then sold to a French company named Purple Labs, which sold it on to Myriad’s French subsidiary (Myriad has Java-related litigation going with Oracle), sold by Myriad to Google last year and by Google to HTC on August 29, 2011 (recorded on September 1)

U.S. Patent No. 6,708,214 on a « hypermedia identifier input mode for a mobile communication device »; the assignment history of this one mirrors that of the previous patent

U.S. Patent No. 6,868,283 on a « technique allowing a status bar user response on a portable device graphic user interface »; originally a Palm patent, transferred a couple of times within the Palm group, then sold to Access (first the U.S. subsidiary, then the Japanese parent company), acquired by Google last year, sold and assigned to HTC on same dates as the previous patents in this group

U.S. Patent No. 7,289,772, same title as the previous patent, originally filed by Palmsource, then sold to Access, Google and finally HTC along the same path as the previous patent

U.S. Patent No. 7,020,849 on a « dynamic display for communication devices »; originally filed by Openwave, then sold to Purple Labs, Myriad France, Google and HTC along the same path as the first two patents in this group

U.S. Patent No. 5,418,524 on a « method and apparatus for over-the-air upgrading of radio modem application software »; originally filed by Motorola, sold by Motorola to Google last year, then by Google to HTC on August 29, 2011 (recorded on September 1)

U.S. Patent No. 5,630,152 on a « communication protocol between master and slave device with register information sharing »; same path as the previous patent

U.S. Patent No. 5,630,159 on a « method and apparatus for personal attribute selection having delay management method and apparatus for preference establishment when preferences in a donor device are unavailable »; same path as the previous patent except that a company named Tudor Empire in California bought it from Motorola and sold it to Google; that may be an acquisition company owned and controlled by Google, or otherwise acting on Google’s behalf

U.S. Patent No. 5,302,947 on a « method and apparatus for loading a software program from a radio modem into an external computer »; same assignment path as the first two patents in this group

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