Apple Wins HTC Lawsuit, Found Not to Infringe S3 Patents

Apple Wins HTC Lawsuit, Found Not to Infringe S3 Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission has dismissed graphics firm S3’s complaint against Apple, stating that “no violation” was shown and that none of the S3 patents were relevant to iOS devices, reports FOSS Patents. The patents were regarding data compression and decompression for transmission.

Mac OS X did, however, infringe one of the four patents regarding an image compression technique. S3 was recently bought by HTC in an attempt to escape the lawsuit that Apple launched against them regarding their use of Android.

Everybody is suing everybody in the technology industry, and it’s all pretty mad. The fact of the matter is that Android was released in 2008, the iPhone was released in 2007, and so to me it’s fairly obvious who’s copying who. Unless they could fast forward time, there is no way that Apple could have copied Android. It’s obvious that Google stole the ideas from Apple.

  1. aidan taylor says:

    It’s insain to think that you think like that, your stupid. Google was developing the idea for years and it would have been impossible to develop that much power in such short time.

  2. Morphiend says:

    So what you’re saying is that this technology was conceived exactly in 2007 by Apple and that it’s inconceivable that it may have been invented prior to 2007 by any other group or company…hmmm. Also you would have us believe that Apple has never taken or used someone else’ patented technology without license, is that right?? Seems kind of like a typical Fanboy comment. Lets think outside the box shall we. I’m not sure what in your mind makes this so obvious,,,unless of course you have inside knowledge of something the rest of the tech world doesn’t. I digress.

  3. Mssangol says:

    “The fact of the matter is that Android was released in 2008, the iPhone was released in 2007, and so to me it’s fairly obvious who’s copying who.”

    Released is the keyword here, but when did Apple and Google begin inventing and develop the mobile OS’s?

    1. SImon says:

      Maybe some people should research who was on the board of Apple got ideas and then left.

  4. Anonymous says:

    To all those who claim I am an idiot, think again. By definition Apple started to develop the product first, that’s why they released it earlier. I totally accept that Android was in development before 2007, of course, how can you create a full OS in a year? 

    Suppose they started developing their OS at the same time, Android must have taken a whole year longer than Apple (highly unlikely). If Google started development a year after Apple (way more likely), I’m pretty sure that many rumours were already around about a potential iPhone when they started. In other words, they knew what was coming and decided that they should make their own.This is a never-ending debate, and everybody is entitled to their opinion, but you know you’re on the losing side when you end up having to call your opponent an idiot or “insain”. I would look that last one up in the dictionary actually, not too sure it exists. Also I don’t own a “stupid”. Not sure what that is since you’re using it as a noun. I thought it was an adjective…

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