HTC Corp. retaliated against Apple Inc. on Wednesday with its own patent infringement complaint — and the patents come from a surprising source.

Three of the five patents that HTC says Apple is infringing on with its iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch were owned by patent troll Saxon Innovations LLC. HTC, the Taiwanese Google-phone maker, appears to have gotten the IP as part of a settlement with Saxon in the spring of 2009. The other two are HTC patents, including one that was issued Tuesday, which helps explain the timing of the complaint.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]