HTC and GetJar Tell Apple: Quit Whining, We're Not Gonna Take It!
Apple filed another round of complaints with the International Trade Commission to try and block the sale of HTC devices which they claim infringe on their patent rights. The complaint is similar to the lawsuit Apple filed claiming Samsung's Galaxy products “slavishly” copied iPad and iPhone technologies.
HTC general counsel Grace Lei said HTC is "disappointed at Apple’s constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market. HTC strongly denies all infringement claims raised by Apple in the past and present and reiterates our determination and commitment to protect our intellectual property rights.”
This is not the first time Apple has gone after HTC. In March, the company sued HTC over 20 patents mainly targeting their Android Devices.
GetJar CMO Patrick Mork issued a harsher reply to Apple's cease and desist over the name the "App Store:"
"GetJar won't be subject to this kind of bullying. We're not going to Cease & Desist. We were here long before Steve & Co. We were built by developers, to help developers. Not to help sell handsets or search results. In the words of Twisted Sister: We're not going to take it! Steve Jobs isn't our Dad".
Patent expert Florian Muller told Macworld in June, that "no other company seeks to drive competitors out of business the way Apple does."