Back in May, Apple managed to hold up the import of HTC handsets on the grounds that they infringed a number of patents. The ban didn’t last for long — and now the ITC is flatly refusing to listen to Apple’s whining.
Apple’s already trying to get Samsung products yanked off shelves for infringing upon its right to manufacture black rectangles – and now they’re going after HTC for the same thing. For the second time.
Welcome to the mobile patent wars, Barnes & Noble! It’s a unfortunately rite of passage for anyone with a phone or tablet, and it was really only a matter of time before Nook caught somebody’s stink-eye. Specifically, Microsoft’s.