Taiwan’s HTC says Apple suit not affecting operations

TAIPEI, April 2 (BestGrowthStock) – Taiwan’s HTC Corp (2498.TW: ), the
world’s No.5 smartphone maker, said on Friday a lawsuit against
it by Apple Computer (AAPL.O: ) was not affecting operations.

“It’s part of business,” Chief Executive Peter Chou told
reporters at a news conference where HTC launched new
smartphones. “We need to face it and everyone can talk it
through.”

Last month, Apple sued HTC, accusing it of infringing 20
hardware and software patents related to the iPhone. The U.S.
International Trade Commission (ITC) has started to investigate
whether HTC has infringed Apple’s patents, the ITC said in a
statement on its website.

HTC ranks behind Nokia Oyj (NOK1V.HE: ), Blackberry maker
Research in Motion (RIM.TO: ), Apple and Motorola Inc (MOT.N: ) in
the global smartphone rankings, according to research firm IDC.

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(US$1=T$31.8)
(Reporting by Baker Li and Roger Tung, Editing by Jonathan
Standing)

Taiwan’s HTC says Apple suit not affecting operations