It seems as though the competition is heating up in the smartphone market in more ways than one! Apple has decided to confront HTC in the courts with claims of patent infringement on more than 20 of it's patents related to user interface and hardware.
“We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs
said in a statement. “We’ve decided to do something about it.”
For it's part HTC spokeswoman Linda Mills said “HTC values patent rights and their enforcement but is also committed to defending its own technology innovations,”
It was bound to happen sooner or later, HTC and Android based phones are starting to make a dent in the market place...