12/20/2011 8:00:00 PM
Apple wins latest bout of patent wars against HTC
The International Trade Commission (USITC) has ruled that Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has infringed two claims in an Apple patent.
The infringement relates to the ability to push to talk on a phone number within an email. HTC said the feature was a small user interface experience and will be removed from all phones 'soon'.
The exclusion order will begin from April 2012 but HTC will have until the end of December 2013 to import refurbished handsets and replace the relevant devices.