Apple’s Lawsuit Against HTC Was to Be Expected?

March 9, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

When Apple launched their lawsuit against HTC earlier, most saw this as surprising and unexpected, as Apple didn’t seem to have given any clear indication of what they’re about to do. On the other hand, Yair Reiner from Oppenheimer has a different opinion on the matter, and thinks that the lawsuit was actually to be expected.

According to Reiner, in Jaunary Apple started a series of C-Level discussions with tier-1 phone manufacturers which were aimed at making an emphasis on Apple’s dissatisfaction from seeing their iPhone-related intellectual property being infringed on.

In this context, the lawsuit against HTC seems to be a way for Apple to bring their closed conversations to the open public, and let people know that they have serious intentions about defending their rights.

It should be noted that HTC in particular aren’t noted anywhere in the writing, however, considering it’s talking about “tier-1 manufacturers”, it’s pretty obvious that this would include HTC. Let’s hope that the industry can come to an agreement on this matter, as customers are going to be the ones to suffer in their choice in the end.

[ Via Gizmodo ]

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