∞ HTC wants Apple to compete instead of suing competitors

Mobile handset-maker HTC on Tuesday responded to Apple’s new patent complaint, saying it should compete in the market instead of suing rivals.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]Apple filed a new complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Monday, even though there is already an ongoing investigation against HTC. The popular belief is that the ITC will rule against Apple in the first investigation, so Apple is getting ready for the second complaint now.

“HTC is disappointed at Apple’s constant attempts at litigations instead of competing fairly in the market,” said HTC general counsel Grace Lei.

I suppose that goes to heart of the lawsuits and complaints — if HTC is infringing on Apple’s patents, then they are the ones that aren’t competing fairly. As expected, HTC denies it is infringing on any of Apple’s patents, according to AFP.

“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,” said Lei.