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Apple takes second ITC potshot at HTC

ZDNet - Apple has filed a second complaint against HTC with the US International Trade Commission, aimed at stopping imports of the HTC Flyer tablet and a number of its rival's smartphones into the US.

The filing, lodged on Friday, claims that the HTC devices infringe on five Apple patents to do mainly with scrolling and touchscreens. It is separate to an ITC complaint made in March 2010 by Apple, which focused on 10 different patents.

"HTC is dismayed that Apple has resorted to competition in the courts rather than the market place," Grace Lei, general counsel for HTC, said in a statement on Tuesday. "HTC continues to vehemently deny all of Apple's past and present claims against it and will continue to protect and defend its own intellectual property as it has already done this year."