HTC and Google express their views on US Apple Patent loss


HTC boss Peter Chou has assured users that the infringing feature has already been removed, while Rubin is pleased that the ruling only covers user interface touches rather than anything deep within Android itself. Android users were worried that HTC’s phones could be banned from sale in the US but this is not the case.

Rubin (reading from a printed statement) commented by:

The majority of these patents [in Apple’s complaint against HTC] were claimed in the operating system itself, but actually in this case what was allowed… is some user interface feature of an application, not the operating system itself, so that’s why I’m very optimistic in basically my desire to achieve patent peace on the overall platform.