Apple sues HTC for infringing on iPhone’s IU patents

The lawsuits keep coming these days. Everyone mobile manufacturer seems to be making the most of protecting their patents. Apple has issued a statement today that boldly goes after HTC for infringing on 20 Apple iPhone UI patents.

Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO states “We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it. We think competition is healthy, but competitors should create their own original technology, not steal ours.”

It’ll be interesting to see how this actually will work itself out. HTC has many their new Sense UI and also helped create the UI for the Nexus One.

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