The company achieved a convincing victory Apple. She managed to get a ban on sales of smartphones through the court HTC within the US. The reason is a violation by a Taiwanese company of one of the patents Applewhich was issued in 1999.
The title of the patent is "Methods for Performing Actions on Computer Generated Data Structures." In this case, we mean the ability of smartphones HTC recognize phone numbers and email addresses in received SMS.
Patent proceedings have been going on for a long time, but Apple has only now managed to achieve a convincing victory. Until HTC does not fix this problem in its smartphones, it is not authorized to sell them in the US.
Naturally, the problem is not too serious. This is still not the appearance of the devices, which is much more difficult to fix. But it won't take long to fix all the problems. However, everything is not so simple - the US market is one of the largest, its loss, even for a short time, threatens with serious financial losses. Yes, and it will not be so easy to carry out the whole procedure. It is safe to say that for some time HTC completely out of the game in America.