When will the patent cold war ever end? That’s the question we keep asking ourselves. In the latest patent battle, HTC is taking on Apple for infringing on.. well, basically everything.

HTC wants an injunction for blocking sales of Apple devices, and the Android-friendly handset maker is also suing for damages. Looks like someone is trying to tap into Apple’s Fort Knox

TechCrunch reports:

“HTC has filed a suit (warning: PDF) in the U.S. District Court in Delaware claiming that Apple has infringed on three of their patents by producing what they refer to in legalese as “Accused Apple Products.” The list of said products is extensive, to say the least: it lists among other things “personal computers, mobile communications devices, wireless printers, streaming wireless capable television, wireless network equipment [and] portable digital music and video players.” In short, nearly everything that Apple makes allegedly infringes on the patents that HTC owns.”

Apple is already in a heated copycat lawsuit with Samsung, and HTC apparently wants to enter the foray. HTC is targeting the Mac platform and iOS devices in its lawsuit, and Apple will most assuredly fight back with every bit of legal power that can be mustered from the legal team in Cupertino.

Considering Apple has enough cash to just buy HTC outright, it’s a little surprising that HTC would make such a bold move and sue the pants off Apple with such a broad set of patent infringements.

This patent war is just getting started. There will be plenty of courtroom drama to come.

Maybe Apple should just buy Google, Motorola and HTC and be done with it all.

  • Considering how Apple is (was?) suing them I’m not surprised.

  • the entire system is in the US is broken.

    • Jimmy

      +1, even normal people don’t want to work for a living, they’d rather try and sue their neighbour because his/her dog shit on their yard, then they make a stupid fucking program about it, what’s it called, Judge Judy or something.

  • Ras

    Apple !!! Take that bitch !!!

  • Greg

    Something tells me HTC have some backing from Google here

  • Cam

    Buy Google….. I’m guessing you’re joking….

    • Emre SUMENGEN

      Well, check the bank, you’ll be surprised 😛

      I really think the “Maybe Apple should just buy Google, Motorola and HTC and be done with it all.” part was the most fun part of this post 🙂 (not that I don’t agree)

      I like Google… But that seems to get towards a not-like and even hate feeling…

      For they are constantly stealing, and then crying outright about it, then when they can “firing back” at it…

      Apple did that, too, in the old days. And, it’s not anything to be proud of…

      • Jon Garrett

        who gives a sh!t about how much cash Apple has. every article on this site ends buy saying apple should buy this and apple should buy that.

        you people must really believe that a monopoly would be good for you.

      • Acolz

        @Jon Garrett (actually)
        why does Apple hater like you visit iDB? I saw your other comments… Are you a troll or a real hater? It even doesn’t matter… you should just not keep commenting dumbly about things you’re not interested in but still you read it -_-

  • anon

    Maybe Apple should just stop being dicks and stop trying to sue everyone who competes against them.

  • Kyle

    What I dont get is WHY HTC is trying to sue apple for everything. Apple was the first one to come out with a smart phone and without that technology, there wouldnt be an HTC. Yes, the patent war is stupid but google, motorola and HTC need to shut the fuck up about suing Apple. They just want to see Apple brought down so that they can hawk their shitty android products at those of us who hate android.

    • black

      Your an idiot, I just typed a whole paragraph about your incompetence; but have decidely changed my stance to just say your an idiot.

      • mhsamma

        +1. Best reply ever!!!

      • Emre SUMENGEN

        And let everybody copy them straight ahead???

        Wow, I really don’t believe that would be your move..

      • Emre SUMENGEN

        Holy shit… I just fell off my chair (and pressed submit with wrong comment onto yours)…

        But now, as I’m back up, I’d like to take this opportunity to say that you sir/lady is a candidate for the most fu*king dumb b*tch I’ve ever seen…

        Go and type why you think the idea is wrong… if you can’t, well, shut up!

      • me

        You didn’t know Apple invented the smart phone? As a matter of fact Apple invented the word smart. I pretty sure they invented air too but wasn’t able to patent it in time.

  • Rick

    To be honest if I didn’t have an iPhone I’d most certainly go for a HTC, I don’t particularly like Android OS but HTC do have some decent phones and they’re not overpriced as that bloody Samsung Galaxy SII which is a piece of shit btw (had for less than a day and got rid of it).

  • COMING THIS FALL…….

    THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW PRODUCT FROM APPLE THAT NOBODY SAW COMING…….

    THE…..

    iLAWSUIT

    (I know groan….. sorry fellas, just had to add a little humor in the mix)

    – Eric

    P.S. Maybe it is HTC just trying to get a little attention for a buyout???? They’re probably pissed that Moto is getting snapped up for $12.5 B.

  • Shaun

    I am tired of apple and their complete arrogance – as for apple inventing the smart phone – wake up you idiot – if apple have their way there would be very little competition and we would be paying a fortune for their products (they are already expensive…….hate to think how much more they would be without competition). Kyle, I suppose in your mind they were the first to bring out “APPS” for phones too – ignorance is bliss

  • Shaun

    I am tired of apple and their complete arrogance – as for apple inventing the smart phone – wake up you idiot – if apple have their way there would be very little competition and we would be paying a fortune for their products (they are already expensive…….hate to think how much more they would be without competition). “KYLE”, I suppose in your mind they were the first to bring out “APPS” for phones too – ignorance is bliss

  • EVO LAME

    Judge gets SMS– checking his iPhone 4 and puts down and yawn and say Get a life HTC LAME! CASE IS CLOSED!

  • jimmy

    i’m waiting for apple to patent the invention of the mobile phone and start suing every cell phone maker past and present. really i wouldn’t put it past them.

    i do like my iphone4 but with apple’s deteriorating disgraceful attitude to healthy competition i’m starting to find it’s embarrassing just owning an iphone these days.

  • Eldaria

    Actually the “Patent cold war” expressions is not entirely correct.
    We already had the patent cold war, everyone stocking up on patents(nukes) but not attacking.

    What is happening now is what would have happened if the cold war did not end. (Boooom).

  • Armando

    I don’t know why they are suing apple, cuz most companies copied apple for the past years!! When the first tablet (iPad) everyone copied apple! First front faced phone! They all copied it! The companies should be thanking them for changing the world! But all there doing is suing there butts off of them!!